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Scherr to receive Pincus Award

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Associate Professor & Veterans Legal Clinic Director Alexander W. Scherr will be awarded the 2019 William Pincus Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment to Clinical Legal Education. To be presented during the January Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, the honor recognizes clinical legal education individuals/institutions for service, scholarship, program design and implementation or other activity beneficial to clinical education or to the advancement of justice. As the preeminent national award in clinical education, this honor constitutes "a career award conferred for exceptional contributions to clinical education.”

Greenaway and Van Orsdol win Talmadge Competition

Monday, November 5, 2018

Congratulations to second-year law students Amber D. Greenaway and Justin C. Van Orsdol for winning the 2018 Talmadge Moot Court Competition. 

In Memoriam: P. Harris Hines

Monday, November 5, 2018

The University of Georgia School of Law joins many others around the state in mourning the passing of retired Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court P. Harris Hines. “Justice Hines was a tremendous leader of the state’s judiciary and a true friend to the School of Law,” Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge said. “Justice Hines faithfully served for many years on our Board of Visitors and was a constant supporter of our students and faculty.”

UGA School of Law grads record highest state bar passage rate for fifth consecutive year

Monday, October 29, 2018

The University of Georgia School of Law is proud to announce that for the fifth consecutive year, its graduates had the highest bar examination passage rate for first-time takers in the state of Georgia for the July sitting. “We make a promise to all students who choose to attend our law school that we will provide a world-class educational experience that prepares them for successful careers,” said School of Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge. “For five years now, our graduates have had the highest bar passage rate in our state for first-time test takers, which sends a strong signal that we are indeed delivering on that promise.”

Grants broaden access for students through innovative programs, including the law school's Benham Scholars Program

Friday, October 26, 2018

“UGA has been my dream school for so long,” Justin Edge said. “This is the school for me. It’s a great institution.” That dream became a reality for Edge and three other first-year law students named to the initial group of Benham Scholars thanks, in part, to New Approaches to Promote Diversity and Inclusion grants, which supports the program by funding the students’ participation in the school’s early start program in addition to offering academic support and professional development opportunities. The Benham Scholars program, named for Robert Benham, the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of Georgia and the second African American graduate of UGA’s School of Law, is just one of the 21 grant proposals funded through the program, which was announced by UGA President Jere W. Morehead in August 2017.