With the help of two School of Law clinics and seven-plus years of advocacy, an immigrant grandmother has gained lawful presence in the United States. The Jane W. Wilson Family Justice Clinic's and the Community Health Law Partnership Clinic's collaborative work was performed by then students Pedro Dorado (J.D.'17), Elizabeth N. Rawlings (J.D.'18) and Mary S. Honeychurch (J.D.'18) under the direction of Associate Dean Jason A. Cade, Clinical Assistant Professor Christine M. Scartz and Community HeLP Clinic Staff Attorney Kristen Shepherd. Administrative Associate Sarah Ehlers provided key support to both clinics.
Congratulations to the School of Law's American Constitution Society student group for being named Student Chapter of the Week by its national organization for the week of April 18. The law school's chapter has grown its membership and increased its engagement this year as it transitioned from a nearly complete remote experience during the previous academic year to in-person events and activities. The group also reports the greatest number of first-year students as part of its leadership structure to date.
Associate Dean & Community Health Law Partnership Clinic Director Jason A. Cade is among the seven UGA faculty and staff members who were recently honored for their commitment to public service and outreach. Cade received the Engaged Scholar Award, which recognizes a professor who has made significant career-spanning contributions to the university's public service mission.
Congratulations to first-year students Kendra H.S. Hansey and Jake R. Shatzer and to all of the other participants who made the 2022 First-year Moot Court Competition such a great success. The final round was judged by UGA President Jere W. Morehead, U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Stephanie D. Thacker and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw. Hansey was named champion and received the Morehead Best Oralist Award, while Shatzer finished the tournament as finalist.
Congratulations to Huong Vy "Cindy" Phan for winning a $25,000 scholarship from the AccessLex Institute. By participating in the company's MAX program, which seeks to help law students "gain the knowledge and understanding of the behaviors that lead to financial security," Phan became eligible for the grand prize scholarship drawing.