UGA Alumni Association presents annual awards during April luncheon; Alumna Kathelen Amos and the Alston Family honored

Friday, April 7, 2017

The UGA Alumni Association will celebrate alumni, friends and former faculty during its 80th annual Alumni Awards Luncheon April 21 at noon in the Tate Student Center Grand Hall. The Alumni Merit Award, the alumni association’s oldest honor, will be presented to Georgia Law alumna Kathelen Van Blarcum Amos and Kessel D. Stelling Jr. Additionally, the family of Gayle and Jimmy Alston will receive the Family of Year Award, which is presented to a family who demonstrates a history of loyalty to UGA. The family’s John N. Goddard Foundation established the first UGA School of Law fellow scholarship in 2016, the Philip H. Alston, Jr. Distinguished Law Fellows, which is modeled after the university’s prestigious Foundation Fellows program for undergraduates. 


Georgia Law named national champions of Transactional LawMeet

Monday, April 3, 2017

Congratulations to third-year student Benjamin M. “Ben” Hill and second-year student Steven D. Zavodnick Jr. for being named national champions at the Transactional LawMeet in New York. A second law school team comprised of third-year students Molly H. Cash and Hannah R. Coleman also competed at the competition.  Law school graduates Robert C. Davis (J.D.’99), Amanda R. Norcross (J.D.’05) and Rhys T. Wilson (J.D.’79) helped the teams prepare. Clinical Professor and Director of the Business Law and Ethics Program Carol Morgan serves as the teams’ adviser.


School of Law wins South Texas Mock Trial Challenge

Monday, April 3, 2017

Georgia Law captured the top trophy at the 6th Annual South Texas Mock Trial Challenge, an invitation only national tournament. Third-year students Jacob S. "Jake" Edwards and Christopher D. "Chris" Stokes argued the case, and second-year students Oliver R. Ladd and Lauren E. Lutton served as witnesses. Third-year student Andrew Z.R. Smith served as team coach. Besides being undefeated in the competition, the group was presented with the Outstanding Trial Brief Award, and Stokes was named Most Professional Advocate. The last time Georgia Law won this tournament was in 2014.


Georgia Law to host Second Annual Rural Healthcare Symposium

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The University of Georgia School of Law will host the Second Annual Rural Healthcare Symposium April 21 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall starting at 9 a.m. The conference is part of an annual effort to bring attention to the national rural healthcare crisis. Key topics to be explored at this year’s daylong conference include: the opioid epidemic and addiction treatments, an overview of current rural healthcare legislation and public policy, the impact of technology on rural healthcare delivery, the economic realities facing rural providers and an inside look at the operations of rural healthcare facilities. 


Georgia Law dominates Energy Law Negotiation Competition

Monday, March 27, 2017

Congratulations to third-year students Blake A. McLemore and L. Joe Potente and second-year students Ryan J. Mumper and S. Chase Parker for capturing first and second places, respectively, at the Energy Law Negotiation Competition held at the South Texas College of Law recently. Notably this was the first time the School of Law competed in this tournament. Alumnus Reginald R. "Reggie" Smith (J.D.'87) helped the teams prepare along with professors Lisa Milot and Dan King. Carol Morgan serves as team's adviser.

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