Georgia Law leads state in bar exam passage rate

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The University of Georgia School of Law saw a high percentage of its graduates pass the July 2016 Georgia bar exam. The passage rate for first-time test takers from Georgia Law was 87.5 percent, 12.2 percentage points higher than the state average of 75.3 percent for ABA-approved law schools. For all Georgia Law graduates who took the July 2016 exam, 86.1 percent passed versus the state average of 71.1 percent.


Edwards argues before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Monday, October 31, 2016

Third-year student Jacob S. “Jake” Edwards recently presented oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit as part of the law school’s Appellate Litigation Clinic.  The question in the case was whether Mr. William Gray, Jr.’s habeas petition was second or successive given that it challenged a “new judgment.”  Third-year students Mary Grace Griffin and David R. Waldrep assisted in writing briefs and in helping Edwards prepare by acting as opposing counsel during practice arguments. All three students attended the argument in Richmond, Virginia.


Georgia Law launches women’s leadership initiative

Friday, October 28, 2016

In celebration of its own women leaders and in an effort to nurture women who will lead in the future, the School of Law this year is spearheading Georgia WILL (Georgia Women in Law Lead). Events in the next twelve months will feature women, including members of the Georgia Law community, who are national and international pathbreakers in law, business, and public service. One highlight event will occur at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in San Francisco, where Georgia Law will host a brainstorming session for women professors who are or are interested in becoming law school or university administrators; another, at Georgia Law’s Athens main campus, where IntLawGrrls contributors will convene in March for a conference marking the blog’s 10th birthday.


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Chapman wins AALS Berman Prize for scholarly work

Monday, October 24, 2016

Assistant Professor Nathan S. Chapman has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Harold Berman Prize for his article "The Establishment Clause, State Action, and Town of Greece" in 24 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 405 (2015). The Association of American Law Schools Section on Law and Religion created the honor to recognize untenured scholars on the tenure track for excellence in law and religion scholarship. He will receive the award at the AALS Annual Meeting on 1/4/17.


UGA Graduate School honors 2016 Alumni of Distinction, alumnus Chitwood honored

Monday, October 24, 2016

The UGA Graduate School has honored eight graduates with the 2016 Alumni of Distinction Award for achieving exceptional success in their professional careers and in service to their community. Recipients have been recognized in their professional fields at the regional, national and international levels as evidenced by publications and awards received, served as mentors and roles models in their profession, and contributed to their local and global communities. Their achievements exemplify the UGA mission, “to teach, to serve, and to inquire into the nature of things.” Georgia Law alumnus Martin D. Chitwood (J.D.'73) is among those recognized.

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