Business Law Clinic and alums team up to help Athens businesses

Friday, April 10, 2020

A School of Law remote pop-up legal clinic recently assisted more than 60 local businesses with understanding the new Paycheck Protection Program, which is an unprecedented forgivable loan initiative authorized by the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Additionally more than 20 of those businesses received virtual one-on-one direct-service legal counseling.  

UGA law school to help mediate conflicts arising from sheltering in place

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Are you one of the many experiencing conflicts related to sheltering in place? These disputes can be between family members, partners and roommates or even between tenants and landlords. Would it help to have an independent party help guide you to a resolution? The University of Georgia School of Law’s Mediation Practicum has qualified, registered mediators who can assist free of charge. This confidential service is available by calling (706) 542-5213.

Patel wins GAWL Foundation Scholarship

Monday, April 6, 2020

Congratulations to third-year student Shivani H. Patel for being selected as a Georgia Association for Women Lawyers scholarship winner. GAWL uses scholarships to "recognize women law students who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and an aptitude for leadership and philanthropy; promote excellence in legal studies by providing assistance to deserving students; and advance the missions of both the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers and the GAWL Foundation." 

School of Law wins Best Draft Award at transactional law negotiation competition

Monday, April 6, 2020

Congratulations to third-year students Andrew J. "Andy" Klemm and Savannah B. Phinney who won the Best Draft Award and finished as first runner-up for their representation of a buyer in a complex M&A transaction at the first-ever virtual transactional law negotiation competition, which was originally scheduled to be held at the University of Denver recently. The pair was assisted by third-year student Ethan J. Rode. 

Parker becomes staff attorney at Veterans Legal Clinic

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Congratulations to Kelly Ann Parker for becoming a permanent staff attorney at the School of Law's Veterans Legal Clinic. In her role, she will supervise teams of students who provide free legal representation to veterans on claims related to benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Parker joined the clinic's team in the fall of 2019 as a post-graduate fellow.