Georgia Law possesses an impressive collection of more than 70 portraits of famous Georgians, former deans and faculty members, as well as accomplished alumni.
From Dec. 2 through Dec. 13, Georgia Law will host more than 35 members of the Brazilian judiciary as part of the school's International Judicial Training Program. This program is designed to introduce foreign judges and court personnel to the U.S. judicial system allowing participants to gain ideas and insights on possible ways to strengthen their own judicial systems. This is the 17th year Georgia Law has worked with the Brazilian judiciary through this program, which is co-sponsored by the Georgia Institute of Continuing Judicial Education.
Congratulations to third-year law students Steven L. Strasberg, Benjamin W. Thorpe and Emily K. Westberry for capturing first place and the best petitioner's brief award at the regional round of the 2013-14 National Moot Court Competition. Additionally, Strasberg was named the best oralist in the final round of the tournament. The trio will advance to compete against the top 30 teams in the country for the national championship title in February.
Congratulations to second-year law students Candace D. Farmer and Chelsea E. Ivey for winning the 2013 Talmadge Moot Court Competition.
University of Georgia's 22nd president Jere E. Morehead (J.D.'80) was presented with the chain of office and the ceremonial breastplate emblazoned with the university's seal during his investiture ceremony held on Nov. 19. This ceremony is a tradition in higher education in which the leader of an institution is vested with the garments, insignia or ornaments signifying the authority of the office.
Congratulations to third-year law student Utrophia D. Robinson for placing fourth in the Keenan Kid's Foundation 12th Annual Law Student Closing Argument Competition. Out of more than 50 applicants from all six of Georgia's law schools, Robinson was one of only 22 students selected to participate.