O'Brien named best oralist, team wins other honors at Jessup tournament

Monday, March 4, 2019

Congratulations to third-year student Lyddy O'Brien for being named the best oralist of the U.S. South Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The full team - comprised of second-year students Samuel L. "Sam" Hatcher, Andrew K. "Drew" Heddin and Hanna C. Karimipour - finished as quarterfinalists and brought home the fourth best brief award. Additionally, Hedin was named sixth best oralist of the tournament. Third-year student Allison Gowens served as student coach. The Jessup competition is the world's largest moot court tournament, with participants from over 680 law schools in 100 countries and jurisdictions.

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Rodrigues named University Professor

Monday, March 4, 2019

Usha R. Rodrigues has been named University Professor, an honor bestowed on faculty members who have made a significant impact on the University of Georgia beyond their normal academic responsibilities. Rodrigues has expanded curricular and experiential learning opportunities for students while also fostering a culture of women’s leadership at UGA and the broader academy. 

Daily places second in national tax writing competition

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Congratulations to third-year student Robert Daily who won second place in the 2019 Donald C. Alexander Tax Writing Competition for his paper on the tax treatment of income-sharing agreements to finance higher education (in lieu of traditional fixed amount student loans). This competition is sponsored by the Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation. 

School of Law team wins Spong Moot Court Tournament

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Congratulations to the team comprised of second-year students John Lex Kenerly and Spencer Woody for winning the 48th Annual William B. Spong Invitational Moot Court Tournament, which was held at William and Mary Law School. Third-year student Shaudie Fassih coached the team.

$3 million gift to UGA law school will transform first-generation student experiences

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Thanks to a $3 million gift—the largest outright donation in school history—the University of Georgia School of Law will be able to continue transforming the legal education experience for many of its first-generation college graduates. The First-Start Scholars Program, created by a lead gift from 1982 alumna Kathelen V. Amos and the Daniel P. Amos Family Foundation, will begin awarding scholarships in the fall of 2019. Students will receive a partial-tuition scholarship as well as a professional development stipend.