School of Law wins annual Florida/Georgia moot court competition

Friday, October 26, 2018

Congratulations to third-year students Jennifer Cotton and Miles Skedsvold, who defeated a team from the University of Florida to win the annual Florida/Georgia-Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition in Jacksonville. The long-running tournament is traditionally held the Friday before the Georgia-Florida football game. Two law students from each school compete as lawyers in a mock appellate case, and the victors earn the right to keep the championship trophy at their law school for the year. This year Senior U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. and U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, Senior U.S. District Judges William T. Hodges and Harvey Schlesinger and U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida served as judges for the event, which dates back to the early 1980s. This win brings the UGA School of Law's record to 23-11-2.


Inaugural opioid symposium sheds light on national epidemic

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

UGA recently hosted a daylong symposium that brought faculty members and policymakers together to explore current research and seek solutions to the nation’s opioid epidemic, a widespread issue that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resulted in almost 50,000 deaths nationwide in 2017. Fazal Khan, an associate professor in the School of Law who chaired the planning committee for the symposium, opened the dialogue with the current state of the national epidemic and emphasized the desperate need for interdisciplinary partnerships. “[The opioid epidemic] is predicted to get worse before it gets better,” said Khan. “It’s really imperative that we address this problem. Part of this effort is to catalyze collaboration, catalyze discussions.”

School of Law advocacy teams boast strong performances

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

School of Law teams finished as national finalists in two tournaments - the Palmetto State Classic Mock Trial Competition and the Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition - and as national quarterfinalists in the Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition during October.  

UGA to host opioid epidemic symposium

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The University of Georgia will host a symposium on Oct. 20 that will bring more than 200 researchers and policymakers together to seek solutions to the nation’s opioid epidemic. The symposium will kick off at 9 a.m. with a lecture by journalist Beth Macy, author of “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America,” a New York Times bestseller that the newspaper described as “a harrowing, deeply compassionate dispatch from the heart of a national emergency.” Dr. Rita Noonan, who oversees the majority of opioid addiction prevention efforts that are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will deliver the lunchtime keynote.

Kenerly and O'Kelley win England Mock Trial Competition

Monday, October 15, 2018

Congratulations to second-year law students John Lex Kenerly IV and Huel M. "Kip" O'Kelley IV for winning the 2018 J. Melvin England Mock Trial Competition.