UGA School of Law to host annual public interest law conference

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The University of Georgia School of Law will host the 13th Annual Working in the Public Interest Law Conference February 17 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall starting at 8:30 a.m. This year’s conference will focus on the intersection of poverty, criminal justice and community. The event will include three plenary sessions examining the history of forcible removal of children, reforming cash bail bonds, and connecting children and incarcerated parents, in addition to a keynote lecture and three afternoon breakout sessions. These afternoon discussions will focus on advocating for housing and the homeless, advocating for parental rights and advocating against pre-trial incarceration.


Seasoned expert to lead UGA law school Veterans Legal Services Clinic

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Alexander W. Scherr, a 30-plus year public service lawyer and educator, will become the inaugural director of the University of Georgia School of Law’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic. The clinic, which was announced in August 2017, will provide veterans in Georgia with legal assistance they might not otherwise have access to or be able to afford, with particular regard to denied or deferred claims before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The clinic will begin serving clients this summer.


Community HeLP Clinic secures ruling to benefit disabled persons accessing DFCS programs

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The law school’s Community Health Law Partnership Clinic recently achieved a significant administrative legal victory that could have far-reaching implications beyond their initial client who experiences a disability. In the December 2017 ruling, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture stated that the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services did not provide reasonable accommodations – required under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act – for the clinic’s disabled client when applying for aid through the SNAP (food stamps) program. The USDA has given DFCS three months to implement system-wide procedures for tracking requests for reasonable accommodations, resolving grievances and ensuring that all front-line agency staff receives civil rights training including ADA/504 compliance.


Renowned tax scholar to speak as UGA law school’s 115th Sibley Lecturer

Monday, January 22, 2018

Edward D. Kleinbard, the holder of the Packard Trustee Chair in Law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Fellow at The Century Foundation, is set to deliver the University of Georgia School of Law’s 115th Sibley Lecture titled “What’s a Government Good For?: Fiscal Policy in an Age of Inequality.” This event will take place on Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom of Hirsch Hall and is free and open to the public.


Spring 2018 Signature Lectures to bring internationally renowned speakers to campus, law school April Sibley Lecture included

Friday, January 19, 2018

Nationally and internationally influential figures from a wide range of fields will visit the University of Georgia this spring as part of the Signature Lecture series.The law school's April Sibley Lecture featuring the Yale Law School's Heather Gerken is included on this select list. Signature Lectures are designated at the beginning of each semester by the Office of Academic Programs to highlight campus talks by internationally prominent leaders. Many of the lectures are supported by endowments, while others honor notable figures and milestones in the university’s history.

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