Veterans Legal Clinic, congressman and Georgia Legal Service team up to assist vet

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Veterans Legal Clinic has successfully helped a veteran and his extended family avoid a winter eviction. The veteran rented a mobile home in August 2018 but soon had problems with the septic system. After numerous requests by the veteran for help, the landlord retaliated with a threat of eviction. Facing a short deadline, the veteran contacted Congressman Jodi Hice’s office, which in turn asked the clinic for help. The Veterans Legal Clinic connected the veteran with experienced landlord-tenant attorney and 2014 School of Law graduate Charles M. McCranie at Georgia Legal Services in Athens. This three-way collaboration helped the veteran find the time and the means to arrange stable, long-term housing, without the need for eviction. 

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Amann participates in international criminal law roundtable

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Woodruff Chair in International Law and Faculty Co-Director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center Diane Marie Amann was one of 12 scholars from around the globe who participated in a roundtable focusing on Justice in Extreme Cases: Criminal Law Theory Meets International Criminal Law, a forthcoming Cambridge University Press title by Professor Darryl Robinson of Queen’s University in Ontario. Contributions to the roundtable will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal.

Seven professors serve on AALS executive committees

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Seven School of Law professors have been elected to serve, or are currently serving, on the executive committees of Association of American Law Schools Sections. They are: Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism & Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor Lonnie T. Brown Jr. with the Professional Responsibility Section, Martin Chair Andrea L. Dennis with the Minority Groups Section, Associate Professor Matthew I. Hall with the Federal Courts Section, Associate Professor Fazal R. Khan with the Law, Medicine and Health Care Section, Hosch Professor Lori A. Ringhand with the Constitutional Law Section, University Professor & Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law Usha Rodrigues with the Securities Regulation Section and Associate Dean for Faculty Development & Kirbo Chair Elizabeth Weeks with the Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research Section.

Brogan and McFerren take second in transactional law competition

Monday, February 24, 2020

Congratulations to third-year students Eleanor "Nora" Brogan and W. Coleman "Cole" McFerren for placing second in the Duke Law Interscholastic Transactional Law Competition. They were scored on their drafting and negotiation skills on behalf of sellers in a complex stock purchase transaction. One judge described the pair as a "powerhouse." 

Ortiz and Rosenhoover finish as regional finalists at the National Trial Competition

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Congratulations to third-year students William D. Ortiz and Sarah C. Rosenhoover for finishing as finalists in the regional rounds of the National Trial Competition. Ortiz was also given an award for the best opening statement. Many thanks to those who helped the team to prepare including 2014 alumnus Jeremy B. Dailey, who served as the pair's coach.