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Eleven School of Law students will gain global practice experience this summer through the Global Externship Overseas initiative of the school's Dean Rusk International Law Center. They will enhance their legal studies by working for law firms, in-house legal departments and nongovernmental organizations throughout the globe with placements based in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Practice areas include dispute resolution, data privacy, corporate law, refugee law, cultural heritage law, international human rights law and international criminal law.

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First-year student Raiden Washington was elected vice chair of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy's Board of Directors. The SSDP has approximately 5,000 active members from schools around the globe. Its members “advocate for a more sensible approach to drug laws.”

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The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic was awarded the 2022 Georgia Crime Victim Service Collaboration and Innovation Award from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. The honor "recognizes those whose work has been particularly noteworthy, and who exemplify the long-term commitment that characterizes many victim service providers, some of whom are also victims of crime."

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Thirty University of Georgia students, faculty and staff members who have died since April 2021 - including the law school's Davis Bergsagel - will be honored at the university’s annual candlelight memorial service on May 3 at 7 p.m. on the steps of the UGA Chapel. President Jere W. Morehead will lead the service, called “Georgia Remembers … a Candlelight Memorial.” Names of each of the 14 students and 16 faculty and staff members will be read aloud, followed by a toll of the Chapel bell and the lighting of a candle.

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U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Georgia Lisa Godbey Wood, a 1990 graduate of the School of Law, will present the keynote address at the Class of 2022 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 21.