Georgia Law possesses an impressive collection of more than 70 portraits of famous Georgians, former deans and faculty members, as well as accomplished alumni.
Congratulations to third-year student Lindsay Sain Jones who recently participated in a panel titled "Wilderness Planning" at the Role of Planning in Federal Land Management Conference at the George Washington University Law School during March. Notably, Jones was the only law student serving on a panel at this academic symposium.
University of Georgia graduate programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools. The School of Law moved up to rank 29th, the College of Education moved up to rank 33rd and the Terry College of Business moved up to rank 48th.
Congratulations to third-year student A. Warren Adegunle who recently won the Center for Alcohol Policy's 6th Annual Essay Contest, which is intended to foster debate, analysis and examination of state alcohol regulation. The essay topic concerned the 80th anniversary of the 21st Amendment and whether or not the amendment has achieved its intended purpose.
Congratulations to 2013 alumni M. Paula Briceno, Brittany M. Cambre and Crystal M. Johnson for their UGA Appellate Litigation Clinic work in representing a franchisee in his claim against his franchisor and its former chief executive officer. Johnson argued the case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in front of a panel that included retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. The Fourth Circuit certified the case to the Virginia Supreme Court, where the clinic partnered with a major Virginia firm. The state's highest court answered both certified questions in the client's favor. The case likely will be remanded to district court for further proceedings.
Congratulations to third-year law student G. Taylor Wilson and second-year student Andy Shin who were semifinalists in the Southeastern Regional Competition of the National Transactional LawMeet, which the law school hosted late last month. This competition is designed to give law students a hands-on experience in developing and honing transactional lawyering skills.