Nine faculty members named 2019-20 Service-Learning Fellows, law school's Grant and Heywood selected

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Office of Service-Learning has selected nine faculty members for participation in its Service-Learning Fellows program. School of Law school faculty members Elizabeth M. Grant (Civil Externship and Public Interest Practicum) and Jessica Heywood (Washington, D.C. Semester in Practice) are among those chosen. This program provides an opportunity for faculty members from a range of disciplines to integrate academic service-learning into their professional practice. Academic service-learning integrates organized service activities that meet community-identified needs into academic courses as a way to enhance understanding of academic content, teach civic responsibility and provide benefit to the community.

Harvey wins cultural heritage law writing competition

Monday, September 30, 2019

Congratulations to third-year student Caroline J. Harvey for winning the 2019 Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation Law Student Writing Competition in Cultural Heritage Law for her paper titled “An Avenue for Fairness: Disclosure-Based Compensation Schemes for Good Faith Purchasers of Stolen Art.” The competition was open to U.S. law students from ABA-approved law schools and recent graduates. 

UGA law school creates clinic to focus on First Amendment issues

Monday, September 23, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law will create a First Amendment Clinic thanks to a $900,000 gift from the Stanton Foundation, an organization established by former television broadcasting executive Frank Stanton. The clinic will support First Amendment rights by focusing on regional cases involving free speech, freedom of the press and freedom of assembly and petition. It will also enhance law students’ understanding of the First Amendment and serve as a resource for organizations, students, journalists and citizens defending and advancing First Amendment issues.

UGA law school to celebrate NATO’s 70th anniversary with lecture, Dean Rusk International Law Center hosts NATO legal advisor

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law’s Dean Rusk International Law Center will host the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s legal advisor to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the international alliance, which is comprised of approximately 30 North American and European countries. “NATO @ 70: The Rule of Law Alliance” will be delivered by Steven Hill – NATO’s Office of Legal Affairs director based in Brussels, Belgium – Sept. 26 at 12 noon in Hirsch Hall’s Classroom A, North Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

UGA receives national award for its commitment to diversity, law school's Benham and Robinson programs mentioned

Thursday, September 19, 2019

For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Georgia’s far-reaching commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion has been recognized with a national award. The INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion. Rather than recognizing a single program or unit, the award highlights a range of student, faculty and staff initiatives at the university. Counted among UGA's programs are the law school's Benham Scholars and Robinson Scholars programs.