Cotton wins Russell Competition

Monday, April 17, 2017

Congratulations to first-year law student Jennifer Cotton for winning the 2017 Richard B. Russell Moot Court Competition and to finalist Michael Ackerman and all of the first-year law students who made this year’s tournament such a success. Cotton also received the Jere W. Morehead Moot Court Award.


Georgia Law students capture three national titles

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

University of Georgia School of Law students captured three national titles in recent weeks. They won the 6th Annual South Texas Mock Trial Challenge (an invitation only national advocacy tournament), the Transactional LawMeet and the Energy Law Negotiation Competition. Their advocacy and negotiation skills were put to the test as they bested teams from law schools from across country.


Five Georgia Law faculty recognized by student body

Friday, April 7, 2017

Congratulations to the five faculty members honored by the 2016-17 School of Law student body.  They are: Hosch Professor Mehrsa Baradaran and Georgia Athletic Association Professor David E. Shipley as graduation marshals, Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism Lonnie T. Brown Jr. with the Student Bar Association Professionalism Award, University Professor and Caldwell Chair in Constitutional Law Dan T. Coenen with the Ellington Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Associate Dean and Hosch Professor Lori A. Ringhand with the O'Byrne Memorial Award for Significant Contributions Furthering Student-Faculty Relations.


UGA Alumni Association presents annual awards; Alumna Kathelen Amos and the Alston Family honored

Friday, April 7, 2017

The UGA Alumni Association will celebrate alumni, friends and former faculty during its 80th annual Alumni Awards Luncheon April 21 at noon in the Tate Student Center Grand Hall. The Alumni Merit Award, the alumni association’s oldest honor, will be presented to Georgia Law alumna Kathelen Van Blarcum Amos and Kessel D. Stelling Jr. Additionally, the family of Gayle and Jimmy Alston will receive the Family of Year Award, which is presented to a family who demonstrates a history of loyalty to UGA. The family’s John N. Goddard Foundation established the first UGA School of Law fellow scholarship in 2016, the Philip H. Alston, Jr. Distinguished Law Fellows, which is modeled after the university’s prestigious Foundation Fellows program for undergraduates. 


Georgia Law named national champions of Transactional LawMeet

Monday, April 3, 2017

Congratulations to third-year student Benjamin M. “Ben” Hill and second-year student Steven D. Zavodnick Jr. for being named national champions at the Transactional LawMeet in New York. A second law school team comprised of third-year students Molly H. Cash and Hannah R. Coleman also competed at the competition.  Law school graduates Robert C. Davis (J.D.’99), Amanda R. Norcross (J.D.’05) and Rhys T. Wilson (J.D.’79) helped the teams prepare. Clinical Professor and Director of the Business Law and Ethics Program Carol Morgan serves as the teams’ adviser.

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