Virtual legal webinar to tackle eviction and renters’ rights

Friday, June 11, 2021

A free virtual legal webinar for Georgia renters who are worried about eviction and would like to learn more about their rights will take place Thursday, June 24, at noon. Sponsored by the University of Georgia School of Law’s Public Interest Practicum and the Georgia Legal Services Program, the webinar will cover tenants’ rights, Georgia’s rental assistance programs and what will happen when the state’s eviction moratorium expires on June 30.

Payne selected for national outstanding student honor

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Congratulations to second-year student Katherine L. "Katie" Payne for being a recipient of a National Association of Women Lawyers 2021 Outstanding Law Student Award. This honor recognizes her work as president of the law school's Women Law Students Association and her organization of several events related to women in the legal profession. She is one of approximately 30 students selected nationwide. 

Morris selected for BakerHostetler Diversity Fellowship

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Congratulations to second-year student Eric D. Morris for being the recipient of a 2021 BakerHostetler Diversity Fellowship, which recognizes "law school students who have demonstrated superior academic performance during college and law school, significant personal achievements and strong community involvement." 

Bertrand receives national outstanding externship student award

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Congratulations to third-year student Christopher J. Bertrand for receiving a Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Externship Student Award for his "excellence in externship fieldwork" and "exceptionally thoughtful, self-reflective participation in an accompanying externship seminar." The Clinical Legal Education Association is a national organization that advocates for clinical legal education to be a fundamental component in the education of lawyers.

School of Law grads post 100% pass rate on February bar exam

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The School of Law is pleased to announce the 100% success rate of its first-time takers of the 2021 February Georgia bar exam and congratulates its graduates on this achievement during a very trying time. "This outstanding result contributes to the University of Georgia School of Law’s vision to be the best return on investment in legal education," School of Law Dean Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge said. "Our bar exam preparation working group, led by Assistant Dean Tony Waller, connects with all of our students as they prepare to sit for the bar through a variety of initiatives like bar prep stipends and our Bar Exam Success Teams. Passing the bar is an important first step for our students as they embark on their careers to become future leaders for state and society. The entire law school community – including faculty, staff and fellow Law Dawgs – is committed to their success."