University of Georgia School of Law

University of Georgia School of Law Prepare. Connect. Lead. The UGA School of Law is one of the nation's top law schools, offering a great return on investment for its three degrees - the Juris Doctor, the Master of Laws and the Master in the Study of Law.

Prepare. Connect. Lead. The University of Georgia School of Law is regarded as one of the nation's top law schools. We offer the Juris Doctor degree (J.D.), the Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) and the Master in the Study of Law (M.S.L.) all within a welcoming community in a charming locale. The challenging curriculum and experienced professors dedicated to teaching the theoretical foundations of law and providing hands-on experience make it an excellent choice for your legal studies.

Looking forward to continuing our commencement celebration this week and seeing our 3Ls tonight at the baseball game! Go...
05/16/2019
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Looking forward to continuing our commencement celebration this week and seeing our 3Ls tonight at the baseball game! Go Dawgs!

No. 7 Bulldogs Play Host To Alabama Thursday Night
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We are very proud of the School of Law’s 2019 graduating class and are looking forward to hosting a pre-graduation soc...
05/15/2019

We are very proud of the School of Law’s 2019 graduating class and are looking forward to hosting a pre-graduation social at the home of Career Development Associate Director Tony (J.D.’93) and Kristin (J.D.’03) Waller.

Happy to celebrate the end of first-year exams with King of Pops popsicles in the Eversheds Sutherland Courtyard.
05/14/2019

Happy to celebrate the end of first-year exams with King of Pops popsicles in the Eversheds Sutherland Courtyard.

Graduation Spotlight: As we prepare for the law school’s Commencement this coming Saturday, we want to celebrate Jenna...
05/13/2019

Graduation Spotlight: As we prepare for the law school’s Commencement this coming Saturday, we want to celebrate Jenna L. Jackson (J.D.’14) – the law school’s associate director of admissions and diversity programs – earning her Master of Public Administration from UGA. http://law.uga.edu/news/51465

The UGA School of Law increased its ultimate bar passage rate one and two years post-graduation for both the Classes of ...
05/10/2019
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The UGA School of Law increased its ultimate bar passage rate one and two years post-graduation for both the Classes of 2016 and 2017 while posting the highest first-time Georgia July Bar pass rate for all Georgia law schools for the fifth year in a row.

The School of Law had the highest number of graduates make partner in 2019 at Atlanta law firms according to the Daily R...
05/09/2019
School of Law grads top law firm partner list for 2019 | www.law.uga.edu

The School of Law had the highest number of graduates make partner in 2019 at Atlanta law firms according to the Daily Report, which tracked 82 lawyers working in the state's capital.

Home › News & Events › School of Law grads top law firm partner list for 2019School of Law grads top law firm partner list for 2019 Tuesday, April 30, 2019The Daily Report tracked 82 lawyers who made partner in 2019 at Atlanta law firms. University of Georgia School of Law graduates outnumbered ...

2018-19 advocacy teams added to the School of Law’s winning tradition by capturing two national titles plus securing v...
05/08/2019

2018-19 advocacy teams added to the School of Law’s winning tradition by capturing two national titles plus securing victories in the Intrastate and the Hulsey/Gambrell moot court competitions. These wins bring the law school's five-year tally to 9 national titles, 5 regional crowns and 3 state trophies.
https://www.law.uga.edu/news/51493

The School of Law is committed to assisting its students in reducing the non-tuition costs associated with obtaining a f...
05/07/2019

The School of Law is committed to assisting its students in reducing the non-tuition costs associated with obtaining a first-rate legal education. Recently, 125 law students were able to use $200 gift cards provided by the law school to purchase deeply discounted professional clothing, shoes and accessories at the JCPenney in Georgia Square Mall. These items will be useful as students prepare for interviews and work placements.

The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic was featured in the Daily Report regarding its recently p...
05/06/2019
Wilbanks CEASE Clinic's White Paper featured in Daily Report | www.law.uga.edu

The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic was featured in the Daily Report regarding its recently published white paper titled "Statute of Limitations for Child Sexual Abuse Civil Lawsuits in Georgia: Update on Case Findings and Opportunities for Reform." The paper was authored by Clinic Director Emma Hetherington, Staff Attorney Jean Mangan and members of the Wilbanks CEASE Clinic. https://www.law.uga.edu/news/51471

Home › News & Events › Wilbanks CEASE Clinic's White Paper featured in Daily ReportWilbanks CEASE Clinic's White Paper featured in Daily Report Monday, May 6, 2019The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic was featured in the Daily Report regarding its recently published whit...

The School of Law’s staff appreciation reception was held recently. The annual event takes place each spring and is ho...
05/03/2019

The School of Law’s staff appreciation reception was held recently. The annual event takes place each spring and is hosted by the law school faculty as an expression of how much they appreciate the hard work done by all of our staff each year.

Having an understanding of the law is important to a well-rounded education, and the School of Law is pleased to share i...
05/02/2019
UGA School of Law to offer nine classes for undergraduates in fall 2019

Having an understanding of the law is important to a well-rounded education, and the School of Law is pleased to share it will be offering nine classes for undergraduate students this fall.

The University of Georgia School of Law is offering nine classes for undergraduates during the fall 2019 semester.

The School of Law is proud to announce more than $125,000 in fellowship support for summer government, judicial and publ...
04/29/2019

The School of Law is proud to announce more than $125,000 in fellowship support for summer government, judicial and public interest positions throughout the globe for its law students. This represents a new record in financial support and in the number of students who will supplement their first-rate legal training while serving state and society this summer.

Congratulations to Mercedes G. Ball (J.D.’09) for winning the Law School Association’s Young Alumni/Alumnae of Excel...
04/26/2019
Law school honors four graduates with top awards | www.law.uga.edu

Congratulations to Mercedes G. Ball (J.D.’09) for winning the Law School Association’s Young Alumni/Alumnae of Excellence Award. Ball has established a reputation as a selfless volunteer aiding those from underserved communities. https://www.law.uga.edu/news/51336

Home › News & Events › Law school honors four graduates with top awardsLaw school honors four graduates with top awards Tuesday, April 2, 2019The University of Georgia School of Law honored four individuals for their service during the school’s Fifth Annual Alumni/Alumnae Weekend. Kathelen Van...

If you haven't done so, there is still time to answer the call to all Law Dawgs, and make a gift during #GeorgiaGivingWe...
04/25/2019

If you haven't done so, there is still time to answer the call to all Law Dawgs, and make a gift during #GeorgiaGivingWeek. Visit givingweek.uga.edu and be sure to choose the law school from the designation drop-down list (on page 3 of the contribution process).

But in the meantime, watch this video —
https://vimeo.com/332502851 — for a special message from a few of us at the law school. #CallingAllLawDawgs #FuelUGALaw #ThankYou

With your support, the law school will remain the #1 best value for a legal education in the nation. 100 donors, giving ...
04/24/2019

With your support, the law school will remain the #1 best value for a legal education in the nation. 100 donors, giving $100 each, would fund a half tuition scholarship for a deserving law school student.

Watch this video — https://vimeo.com/332210366 — and with your gift, invest in students like Jason, Mollie, and Sharod.

No gift is too small.

We are #CallingAllLawDawgs to #FuelUGALaw! To make a gift, visit givingweek.uga.edu and be sure to choose the law school from the designation drop-down list (on page 3 of the contribution process).

Did you know that your gift will help fund first rate legal training and world class scholarship? Together, we can suppo...
04/24/2019

Did you know that your gift will help fund first rate legal training and world class scholarship? Together, we can support research, teaching, and service of School of Law professors like Usha Rodrigues, Kent Barnett, and David Shipley.

Watch this video — https://vimeo.com/332210972 — as we are #CallingAllLawDawgs to fuel the future of our law school.

No gift is too small.

Make a gift today! Visit givingweek.uga.edu and be sure to choose the law school from the designation drop-down list (on page 3 of contribution process).

#GeorgiaGivingWeek | #FuelUGALaw | #CallingAllLawDawgs

Did you know that 100 donors, giving $100 each, will underwrite the School of Law's professional attire assistance progr...
04/24/2019

Did you know that 100 donors, giving $100 each, will underwrite the School of Law's professional attire assistance program? Your gift provides authentic student support of our mission to serve state and society.

Watch this video — https://vimeo.com/332127231 — and join School of Law staff like Jenna Jackson, Marie Mize, and Tony Waller as we #FuelUGALaw together.

Make a gift today! Visit givingweek.uga.edu and be sure to choose the law school from the designation drop-down list (on page 3 of contribution process).

#GeorgiaGivingWeek | #FuelUGALaw | #CallingAllLawDawgs

TODAY is the School of Law's 2nd annual Giving Day! We are #CallingAllLawDawgs to fuel the future of your law school by ...
04/24/2019

TODAY is the School of Law's 2nd annual Giving Day! We are #CallingAllLawDawgs to fuel the future of your law school by making a gift of any size. Your gift will have a direct impact on faculty and staff, and is changing students' lives everyday.

No gift is too small. To make your investment, visit givingweek.uga.edu and be sure to choose the law school from the designation drop-down list.
#GeorgiaGivingWeek | #FuelUGALaw | #CallingAllLawDawgs

04/23/2019
Student Success & Scholarship Impact

Our second annual School of Law Giving Day is tomorrow, April 24. As an institution, scholarship support remains our top fundraising priority and contributes to our status as the best return on investment in legal education in the nation. In that vein, we are excited to share the story of Tyler Mathis – current second-year student and first-generation college graduate.

Financial investments at the law school are changing lives and gifts of any size help the law school to prepare, connect and lead the next generation of lawyers – students just like Tyler.

Being the best return on investment in legal education and supporting first-generation college graduates – like Tyler Mathis – is central to the University o...

Congratulations to first-year student Lisa Garcia for receiving a Georgia Latino Law Foundation Fellowship. This program...
04/22/2019

Congratulations to first-year student Lisa Garcia for receiving a Georgia Latino Law Foundation Fellowship. This program partners Latino law students with summer internship opportunities to gain substantive legal experience under the supervision and mentorship of legal professionals. The Georgia Latino Law Foundation selects fellows who have “demonstrated personal and academic excellence, as well as a true heart for leadership through service.”

The School of Law was recently ranked among the top law schools in the nation for practical training by preLaw magazine ...
04/19/2019

The School of Law was recently ranked among the top law schools in the nation for practical training by preLaw magazine (based on number of clinic seats, field placements and simulation seats per enrollment). Through 18 clinical, externship and experiential learning offerings, our students learn about the law and being a lawyer through work on real problems in the real world. Notably, the School of Law is currently celebrating 50 years of clinical legal education. These hands-on offerings are essential to the school’s ability to provide first-rate legal training to future legal professionals who will serve our state and society.

Mark your calendar! Next Wednesday - April 24 - the UGA School of Law will kick off our 2nd annual Giving Day, as part o...
04/18/2019

Mark your calendar! Next Wednesday - April 24 - the UGA School of Law will kick off our 2nd annual Giving Day, as part of UGA’s first-ever Giving Week! For 24 hours, we are asking our alumni/alumnae, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends to join together, demonstrate pride in this special community and fuel the next generation of legal leaders. No gift is too small – it’s your participation that’s important! We are #CallingAllLawDawgs to #FuelUGALaw!

The law school’s first-ever International Night was a huge success. Organized by members of the Hispanic Law Student A...
04/17/2019

The law school’s first-ever International Night was a huge success. Organized by members of the Hispanic Law Student Association, Asian Law Student Association and Student Bar Association, the event celebrated the international heritage of members of the law school community.

The law school community was pleased to recently unveil the portrait of Sharon “Nyota” Tucker, a 1974 graduate of th...
04/16/2019

The law school community was pleased to recently unveil the portrait of Sharon “Nyota” Tucker, a 1974 graduate of the law school. Tucker, who previously served as an assistant professor of political science at Albany State University, is the first female African American graduate of the UGA School of Law. A former Fulbright-Hays Summer Abroad Fellow, former Georgia Legal Services Program staff attorney and a board member of Liberty House and Communities in School, Tucker has served as a leader in both academia and in her community, and we are pleased to honor her contributions to state and society. Congratulations!

We were pleased to see so many this weekend at our negotiation program’s 10th anniversary celebration. Current and for...
04/15/2019

We were pleased to see so many this weekend at our negotiation program’s 10th anniversary celebration. Current and former members were able to spend time together and share their favorite memories and experiences with each other. The School of Law’s national-championship winning negotiation competition program gives second- and third-year students the opportunity to hone their negotiation, critical thinking and problem-solving skills while competing against teams from other top law schools across the country.

Congratulations to first-year law student Mollie Fiero for winning the 2019 Richard B. Russell Moot Court Competition an...
04/12/2019

Congratulations to first-year law student Mollie Fiero for winning the 2019 Richard B. Russell Moot Court Competition and to finalist Jason Sigalos and all of the first-year law students who made this year’s tournament such a success! Fiero also received the Jere W. Morehead Moot Court Award.

Please join us tomorrow at 12 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom for the 117th Sibley Lecture featuring David A. Strau...
04/11/2019

Please join us tomorrow at 12 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom for the 117th Sibley Lecture featuring David A. Strauss, who will present “Are Supreme Court Decisions the Law of the Land?” Strauss, a highly regarded constitutional law scholar, currently serves as the Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law and faculty director of the Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic at the University of Chicago.

The School of Law’s Appellate Litigation Clinic won a case before the Board of Immigration Appeals for a client who fl...
04/10/2019

The School of Law’s Appellate Litigation Clinic won a case before the Board of Immigration Appeals for a client who fled his country when the Russian Supreme Court banned his religion. The immigration judge initially granted the client asylum, but the Department of Homeland Security appealed, arguing that the client was not credible and that the judge should have required corroboration of his religious status in the form of a letter from his congregation. The case was briefed by third-year students Wade H. Barron, C. Daniel Lockaby and Sarah A. Quattrocchi and second-year student Addison Smith.

The School of Law was pleased to host Professor Patricia “Pat” Cain from the Santa Clara University School of Law re...
04/09/2019

The School of Law was pleased to host Professor Patricia “Pat” Cain from the Santa Clara University School of Law recently for a round-table discussion. A 1974 graduate of the law school, Cain’s legal research focuses on tax and sexual orientation. She met with students to discuss tax items that are relevant to feminist theory and same-sex couples. Connecting students with thought leaders is part of the law school’s efforts to provide first-rate legal training.

The Journal of Intellectual Property Law recently hosted Facebook Product Policy Director Laura Covington for its spring...
04/08/2019

The Journal of Intellectual Property Law recently hosted Facebook Product Policy Director Laura Covington for its spring conference. Covington, a 1991 graduate of the law school, is an expert in the public policy, legislative and regulatory issues facing technology and media companies and she discussed careers in intellectual property law with event attendees. One of the goals of the School of Law is to prepare the future generation lawyers by connecting them with legal leaders so that they can learn about real-world practice in various fields.

So pleased to welcome so many to celebrate the milestone of 50+ years of clinical programs and experiential learning at ...
04/05/2019

So pleased to welcome so many to celebrate the milestone of 50+ years of clinical programs and experiential learning at the University of Georgia School of Law. These hands-on offerings, which now total 18, are central to the school’s ability to provide first-rate legal training to future legal professionals who will serve our state and society. Pictured are current and past leaders of our clinical programming who enable the School of Law to be one of the best returns on investment in legal education today. http://www.law.uga.edu/clinics-externships-and-experiential-learning-programs

It was exciting to host so many prospective students last weekend. We are looking forward to welcoming the Class of 2022...
04/04/2019

It was exciting to host so many prospective students last weekend. We are looking forward to welcoming the Class of 2022 to Athens this fall! The School of Law is proud to be considered the best return on investment in legal education as we seek to provide first-rate legal training and connections to thought leaders and opportunities to serve state and society.

“Being able to connect with each other and share our experiences – the similarities and differences” led to curren...
04/03/2019

“Being able to connect with each other and share our experiences – the similarities and differences” led to current law students and first-generation college graduates Tyler Mathis and Sharod McClendon establishing the School of Law’s First-Generation Student Association. The pair wants to “foster a community of people relying on each other” while also celebrating their trailblazer status.

Congratulations to our distinguished alums! This past weekend, UGA President Jere W. Morehead (second from left) and Sch...
04/02/2019

Congratulations to our distinguished alums! This past weekend, UGA President Jere W. Morehead (second from left) and School of Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge (third from left) celebrated with Young Alumni/Alumnae of Excellence Award winner Mercedes G. Ball (left) and Distinguished Service Scroll Award winners William Porter “Billy” Payne (third from right), Harold D. Melton (second from right) and Kathelen Van Blarcum Amos. “They are outstanding role models for our students as we prepare them to be leaders and demonstrate the value of serving their communities,” Dean Rutledge said. http://law.uga.edu/news/51336

For more than two decades, Alex Scherr has been a steadfast ambassador for clinical legal education at the School of Law...
04/01/2019

For more than two decades, Alex Scherr has been a steadfast ambassador for clinical legal education at the School of Law, creating a profound impact on the breadth and scope of clinical and experiential learning opportunities. For his commitment, Scherr has been selected as the winner of UGA’s 2019 Engaged Scholar Award which recognizes a faculty member for contributions advancing public service, outreach and community engagement at the university. http://law.uga.edu/news/51332

Congratulations to third-year student Lauren Brown who is currently interning at NATO’s Allied Command Transformation ...
03/29/2019

Congratulations to third-year student Lauren Brown who is currently interning at NATO’s Allied Command Transformation legal office in Belgium. First-rate legal training afforded by positions with entities like NATO is central to the School of Law’s mission of educating the next generation of legal leaders. We are proud connections like these emanate from our nationally recognized Dean Rusk International Law Center and have contributed to the school’s position as a leader in international law by U.S. News & World Report (ranked #19) and other outlets.

Sibley Chair of Corporate and Business Law Larry Thompson spoke to students on “The Volkswagen Emissions Scandal and t...
03/28/2019

Sibley Chair of Corporate and Business Law Larry Thompson spoke to students on “The Volkswagen Emissions Scandal and the Role of the Court-Appointed Independent Corporate Monitor” this week. Thompson, the former deputy attorney general of the United States and former executive vice president and general counsel of PepsiCo, currently serves as Volkswagen’s independent compliance monitor. In this role, he assesses, oversees and monitors the company’s compliance with the terms of its settlements with the U.S. government.

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