Federal legislative staffers get up close look at UGA, including the law school's Veterans Legal Clinic

Monday, September 16, 2019

About 50 federal staffers representing Georgia’s 16 congressional offices visited the University of Georgia to get a firsthand look at how UGA makes a positive impact on the state and nation through its teaching, research and service missions. One session highlighted UGA’s work to support Georgia’s veterans and the defense community, including the law school's Veterans Legal Clinic. 

UGA law school hosts book discussion on Brown's Defending the Public's Enemy

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law will host a discussion of the recently published book Defending the Public's Enemy: The Life and Legacy of Ramsey Clark, which was written by Lonnie T. Brown, Jr., a Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and the holder of the law school’s Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism. The discussion will be held Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. in Classroom A of Hirsch Hall on UGA’s North Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Fall 2019 Signature Lectures to bring notable figures to UGA, includes two alumnae and law school events

Friday, September 6, 2019

Nationally and internationally recognized leaders in fields ranging from the arts and humanities to politics and business will visit the University of Georgia this fall as part of the Signature Lecture Series. UGA Signature Lectures feature speakers noted for their broad, multidisciplinary appeal and compelling bodies of work. Law school sponsored events include: Steven Hill, legal adviser and director of the Office of Legal Affairs, NATO - 9/26; Irina Bokova, former director general, UNESCO - 10/1; Ashley Watson (J.D.'93), chief compliance officer, Johnson & Johnson, Ethics Week Lecture - 11/4; Ertharin Cousin (J.D.'82)Payne Distinguished Lecturer, Stanford University - 11/12.

School of Law renews Butler Commitment, guaranteeing aid to new matriculants in 2020

Thursday, September 5, 2019

For the second straight year, the University of Georgia School of Law commits to providing financial aid to every veteran who accepts its offer of admission for the fall of 2020 – a guarantee known as the “Butler Commitment.”  Furthermore, the law school is pleased to share that 100% of veterans currently enrolled in its Juris Doctor program are receiving some form of scholarship aid from the school.

100% of first-gen students in J.D. entering class receiving aid

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The School of Law is proud to share that all first-generation college graduates in our Juris Doctor 2019 entering class are receiving some form of scholarship aid. Other support for first-gen students at the law school includes the First-Generation Student Association and a newly appointed First Start Coordinator who advises and guides these students.