UGA School of Law voted best in Georgia

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The University of Georgia School of Law has been voted the best in the state by readers of the Daily Report, Georgia's legal newspaper. We are grateful to our graduates and friends for recognizing our longstanding commitment to preparing the next generation of legal leaders and ensuring a strong return on investment for our three degrees – the Juris Doctor, the Master of Laws and the Master in the Study of Law. The school’s accomplished faculty includes nationally and internationally renowned scholars, and its more than 10,000 living graduates are leading figures in law, business and public service throughout the world. Connecting students to these thought leaders and opportunities to serve state and society is central to the school’s mission. 

Swindall argues before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Third-year student Ryan F. Swindall recently presented oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit as part of the law school’s Appellate Litigation Clinic. The question in the Hayes v. Plumley case was whether the client's false confession was coerced and whether the client should get an evidentiary hearing to determine if the medical examiner held the statutory qualifications to perform autopsies. Second-year student Alexander "Alex" Weathersby assisted in arguing the government's position in practices.

Wilbanks CEASE Clinic wins first case tried to verdict under Georgia’s Hidden Predator Act

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Congratulations to the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic for the successful resolution of the first case tried to verdict under Georgia’s Hidden Predator Act. The legislation created a two-year window of relief from the statute of limitations for bringing civil charges in cases of child sexual abuse. The case was tried in the Paulding County Superior Court earlier this month.

Bivins, Oladeinbo recognized by DeKalb Lawyers Association

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Congratulations to third-year student Shayla J. Bivins and second-year student Gilbert O. Oladeinbo, who received recognitions at the DeKalb Lawyers Association's Annual Scholarship Breakfast. Bivins was awarded the Laurene Jackson Work Hard/Play Hard Award, and Oladeinbo was awarded the Donald L. Hollowell Legacy Award.

Georgia Supreme Court justice to deliver School of Law Commencement address

Monday, May 7, 2018

Supreme Court of Georgia Justice Robert Benham will deliver the keynote address at the University of Georgia School of Law’s Commencement to be held May 19 at 10 a.m. Benham, a 1970 graduate of the School of Law, was the first African-American ever appointed to the state Supreme Court. IMPORTANT: UGA's Clear Bag Policy will be in full effect for the law school's Commencement.