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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.

Employment statistics for the Class of 2019 place the School of Law at 9th in the nation for “gold-standard” full-time l...
06/10/2020

Employment statistics for the Class of 2019 place the School of Law at 9th in the nation for “gold-standard” full-time law jobs, 9th for federal clerkships and 13th for jobs requiring bar passage or where a J.D. is considered an advantage, according to Law.com. Statistics are based on employment 10 months after graduation and underscore the first-rate training our students receive and employers prefer. http://law.uga.edu/news/53101

With the assistance of UGA law students, during the 2019-20 academic year, the Jane W. Wilson Family Justice Clinic logg...
06/03/2020

With the assistance of UGA law students, during the 2019-20 academic year, the Jane W. Wilson Family Justice Clinic logged more than 2,700 hours of service to over 200 individual callers seeking assistance. This represents a 16% increase in the number of callers over the previous school year, despite the clinic implementing remote working conditions due to COVID-19 during the spring semester.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Weeks, the Kirbo Chair in Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the School of L...
06/01/2020

Congratulations to Elizabeth Weeks, the Kirbo Chair in Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the School of Law, who has been named UGA’s Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs! Dean Weeks brings an outstanding record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the position of Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs. In her new role, which will begin July 1, she will direct UGA’s Office of Faculty Affairs and work closely with campus leaders on faculty-related policies, processes and records while also overseeing a robust slate of professional development programming for faculty.

Assistant Professor Sandra G. Mayson published "Detention by Any Other Name" in 69 Duke Law Journal 1643 (2020).
05/29/2020

Assistant Professor Sandra G. Mayson published "Detention by Any Other Name" in 69 Duke Law Journal 1643 (2020).

Hosch Associate Professor Kent Barnett has published "Regulating Impartiality in Agency Adjudication" in 69 Duke Law Jou...
05/28/2020

Hosch Associate Professor Kent Barnett has published "Regulating Impartiality in Agency Adjudication" in 69 Duke Law Journal 1695 (2020).

Have you lost income because of COVID-19? Please register for this June 6 webinar focusing on unemployment benefits. Org...
05/27/2020

Have you lost income because of COVID-19? Please register for this June 6 webinar focusing on unemployment benefits. Organized by the Athens Access to Justice Initiative, the University of Georgia School of Law, the Georgia Legal Services Program and the JF Beasley law firm, the webinar will consist of two parts: presentations from local lawyers and a question and answer session. Visit athensaccesstojustice.org to register by June 5.

Memorial Day allows us to honor and remember military men and women who died in service to our country. Relatedly, the S...
05/26/2020

Memorial Day allows us to honor and remember military men and women who died in service to our country. Relatedly, the School of Law proudly offers financial support to all military vets who are currently enrolled at our school, and we operate a Veterans Legal Clinic, assisting former soldiers with claims before the VA. These efforts are supported by 1977 alumnus Jim Butler, whose law firm recently created a nonprofit called BWP Cares that provides meal deliveries to medical workers in Atlanta, Columbus and Savannah to support those working in the front lines during the coronavirus pandemic.

Congratulations to this year’s faculty award winners: Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism ...
05/22/2020

Congratulations to this year’s faculty award winners:

Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism & Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor Lonnie T. Brown Jr. received the Student Bar Association Professionalism Award.

Instructor Patrick Conner received the Outstanding Legal Research or Writing Professor award.

Assistant Professor Sandra Mayson received John C. O'Byrne Memorial Award for Significant Contributions Furthering Student-Faculty Relations and the C. Ronald Ellington Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Clinical Professor & Business Law and Ethics Program Director Carol Morgan received the Eleanor C. Lanier Award for Excellence in Clinical Education.

Congratulations to Hosch Professor Lori A. Ringhand, who has received a $50,000 grant from the Stanton Foundation to dev...
05/21/2020

Congratulations to Hosch Professor Lori A. Ringhand, who has received a $50,000 grant from the Stanton Foundation to develop and implement an undergraduate class titled Democracy and the Constitution. This course will also be available to Master of Laws and Master in the Study of Law students in the spring of 2021.

The School of Law's First Amendment Clinic won its first case with the assistance of co-counsel Gerry R. Weber Jr. (J.D....
05/20/2020

The School of Law's First Amendment Clinic won its first case with the assistance of co-counsel Gerry R. Weber Jr. (J.D.’89). The settlement included equitable relief, damages and attorneys’ fees on behalf of a Douglas County, Georgia, resident who was blocked from her county commissioner’s official-purpose page. http://law.uga.edu/news/53015

Congratulations to Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism & Meigs Distinguished Teaching Prof...
05/19/2020

Congratulations to Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism & Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor Lonnie T. Brown Jr., whose book "Defending the Public's Enemy: The Life and Legacy of Ramsey Clark" (Stanford University Press, 2019) received the 2020 Silver Independent Publisher Book Award in the biography category. http://law.uga.edu/news/53014

05/18/2020
UGA School of Law 2020 Virtual Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2020! We hope you enjoy celebrating and honoring our newest Law Dawgs via our virtual commencement video.

We hope you enjoy celebrating and honoring our Class of 2020 graduates via the virtual commencement video.

Tomorrow, as the law school Class of 2020 crosses the virtual stage, an extraordinary school year comes to a close. It h...
05/15/2020

Tomorrow, as the law school Class of 2020 crosses the virtual stage, an extraordinary school year comes to a close. It has been a year of historic achievements and heartbreaking tragedies. Throughout it all, our law school community has displayed grit and resolve. We are calling all Law Dawgs to join us in a big round of virtual applause for the newest members of our alumni/alumnae family, the UGA School of Law Class of 2020! Go Dawgs! https://www.law.uga.edu/calling-all-law-dawgs

The University of Georgia School of Law invites you to attend a Master in the Study of Law (M.S.L.) at the University of...
05/15/2020

The University of Georgia School of Law invites you to attend a Master in the Study of Law (M.S.L.) at the University of Georgia Informational Webinar. The webinar will be on Wednesday, May 20th, at 12:00 pm. This is an informational webinar for prospective applicants to the Master in the Study of Law degree. You will be able to ask any questions you might have during the webinar, but you can also provide questions on the registration form to make sure your questions are answered during the session. http://law.uga.edu/master-study-law-uga-informational-webinar

05/14/2020
Congratulations from Linda Jones

We are pleased to celebrate UGA Staff Appreciation Day by acknowledging the recent retirement of law school building services staff member Linda Jones. Before her last day, she recorded this congratulatory message for the graduating Class of 2020. The School of Law is lucky to have staff as wonderful as Linda as part of its family!

We loved celebrating Associate Dean Eleanor “Ellie” Crosby Lanier’s upcoming retirement by Zoombombing her last class. C...
05/13/2020

We loved celebrating Associate Dean Eleanor “Ellie” Crosby Lanier’s upcoming retirement by Zoombombing her last class. Congratulations to her and our Class of 2020 graduates on the arrival of the next chapter of their lives!

Looking forward to celebrating our 2020 graduates this Saturday! There will be a virtual ceremony recognizing our 206 Ju...
05/12/2020

Looking forward to celebrating our 2020 graduates this Saturday! There will be a virtual ceremony recognizing our 206 Juris Doctor, Master of Laws and Master in the Study of Law grads starting at 10 a.m. U.S. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan will deliver the keynote address.

Congratulations to the law school's Associate Director of Student Affairs Casey Graham, who earned her Ph.D. Friday from...
05/11/2020

Congratulations to the law school's Associate Director of Student Affairs Casey Graham, who earned her Ph.D. Friday from UGA!

In the face of unprecedented change, our faculty have demonstrated resilience and creativity as they moved instruction o...
05/08/2020

In the face of unprecedented change, our faculty have demonstrated resilience and creativity as they moved instruction online and are currently administering 1500+ exams virtually – ensuring the quality of our legal education remains strong. Many of you formed important relationships with faculty while you were a student. Today we are calling all Law Dawgs to write a note, make a phone call or send an email to those who made the difference in your life. http://www.law.uga.edu/faculty-profiles

Congratulations to second-year student Nneka Ewulonu for being selected as an Equal Justice Works 2020 Regional Public I...
05/07/2020

Congratulations to second-year student Nneka Ewulonu for being selected as an Equal Justice Works 2020 Regional Public Interest Award winner. She is one of eight law students from law schools across the country chosen for their exemplary commitment to public interest law and pro bono work. http://www.law.uga.edu/news/52998

If your income has been impacted by COVID-19 and you are struggling to pay rent, plan to register for a free Tenants’ Ri...
05/06/2020

If your income has been impacted by COVID-19 and you are struggling to pay rent, plan to register for a free Tenants’ Rights Webinar to be held May 9 at 10 a.m. Organized by the Athens Access to Justice Initiative, the University of Georgia School of Law and the Georgia Legal Services Program, the webinar will consist of two parts: presentations from local lawyers and a question and answer session. The online sign-up form - located at https://tinyurl.com/y89vnye7 - has a space for participants to submit questions prior to the program. http://law.uga.edu/news/52979

Brumby Distinguished Professor in First Amendment Law Sonja R. West has published "The Paradox of Justice John Paul Stev...
05/05/2020

Brumby Distinguished Professor in First Amendment Law Sonja R. West has published "The Paradox of Justice John Paul Stevens" in 114 Northwestern University Law Review 1849 (2020) (with D. Lithwick).

The Business Law Clinic achieved a significant victory for an unusual beneficiary when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servic...
05/04/2020

The Business Law Clinic achieved a significant victory for an unusual beneficiary when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approved an innovative conservation agreement that created partnerships to maintain monarch butterflies’ habitats. This voluntary conservation effort is being viewed as a creative solution to combat the monarch’s decline, according to Business Law Clinic Director Willow Tracy. http://law.uga.edu/news/52992

One of the very special things about your experience while in law school at the University of Georgia is the relationshi...
05/01/2020

One of the very special things about your experience while in law school at the University of Georgia is the relationships you formed. In trying times like these, we draw on those valued friendships to guide and comfort. There is no greater example of the power of these relationships than within the law school’s mentorship program. If you are able to connect in this way, we are Calling All Law Dawgs to sign up to be an Alumni/Alumnae Professional Mentor for the upcoming fall term. (And if you already are a mentor, take a moment now to wish your mentee good luck on exams!) https://ugeorgia.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cOqm6tnOGklXlcN

The School of Law is pleased to offer the following schedule of classes to undergraduates studying at UGA for summer and...
04/30/2020

The School of Law is pleased to offer the following schedule of classes to undergraduates studying at UGA for summer and fall semesters:

Congratulations to Clinical Assistant Professor & Jane W. Wilson Family Justice Clinic Director Christine M. Scartz, who...
04/29/2020

Congratulations to Clinical Assistant Professor & Jane W. Wilson Family Justice Clinic Director Christine M. Scartz, who has been selected as a 2020-21 UGA Service-Learning Fellow. This year-long faculty development program provides an opportunity for selected faculty members to learn best practices in service-learning and community engagement, and to integrate service-learning into their teaching, research and public service work while becoming recognized campus leaders in service-learning pedagogy and community engagement.

If your income has been impacted by COVID-19 and you are struggling to pay rent, plan to register for a free Tenants’ Ri...
04/28/2020

If your income has been impacted by COVID-19 and you are struggling to pay rent, plan to register for a free Tenants’ Rights Webinar to be held May 9 at 10 a.m. Organized by the Athens Access to Justice Initiative, the University of Georgia School of Law and the Georgia Legal Services Program, the webinar will consist of two parts: presentations from local lawyers and a question and answer session. The online sign-up form - located at https://tinyurl.com/y89vnye7 - has a space for participants to submit questions prior to the program. http://law.uga.edu/news/52979

Congratulations to Director of the Law Library Carol A. Watson, who received the American Association of Law Libraries' ...
04/27/2020

Congratulations to Director of the Law Library Carol A. Watson, who received the American Association of Law Libraries' Hall of Fame Award. Established in 2009, this honor recognizes AALL members who have made significant, substantial and long-standing contributions to the profession of legal information management, including writing for legal publications, serving in AALL leadership roles, working with outside organizations on behalf of the profession or serving as an exceptional role model for colleagues.

The shared challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic reveal a quality long associated with our community:  resili...
04/24/2020

The shared challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic reveal a quality long associated with our community: resilience. To celebrate the resiliency of our community, we kick off our Calling All Law Dawgs campaign. Today, we’re calling all Law Dawgs to support the School of Law’s capacity for resilience. Although questions remain about how COVID-19 will continue to affect our society, if you are in a position to give, your support will have an immediate impact – whether growing the emergency fund, funding summer public interest work, or assisting a graduating student with bar preparation costs. https://gail.uga.edu/callingalldawgs?scu=law

The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic held its Virtual Conference today with nearly 200 registr...
04/23/2020

The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic held its Virtual Conference today with nearly 200 registrants. The event included panels on commercial and sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), LGBTQ youth and CSEC and creative justice for survivors, as well as a keynote address from Tom C. Rawlings, the director of Georgia's Division of Children and Family Services.

The University of Georgia School of Law invites you to attend a Master in the Study of Law (M.S.L.) Informational Webina...
04/23/2020

The University of Georgia School of Law invites you to attend a Master in the Study of Law (M.S.L.) Informational Webinar. The webinar will be on Monday, April 27th, at 12:00 pm. This information session is for prospective applicants to the M.S.L. program, which is for professionals seeking a greater understanding of the law but not wanting to become an attorney. Kindly respond by Friday, April 24, 2020, via our online registration form: http://law.uga.edu/master-study-law-uga-informational-webinar.

Hosch Associate Professor and Community Health Law Partnership Clinic Director Jason Cade received a Flom Incubator Gran...
04/21/2020

Hosch Associate Professor and Community Health Law Partnership Clinic Director Jason Cade received a Flom Incubator Grant from the Skadden Foundation to address the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for immigrant families and other uniquely vulnerable communities in Athens and surrounding rural areas.

Cade and a coalition of partners will use the $10,000 grant to rapidly develop and launch a novel model for engaging in remote screening, advice and advocacy aimed at addressing the most pressing civil legal needs for immigrant and other low-income individuals and families. If successful, the project design could be expanded and replicated to effectively provide remote services for various hard-to-reach communities in Georgia and elsewhere, both during and beyond the current pandemic, according to Cade.

Many of our students study and spend time with each other in our Alexander Campbell King Law Library. With the hope of r...
04/20/2020

Many of our students study and spend time with each other in our Alexander Campbell King Law Library. With the hope of recreating some of its end-of-the-semester activities, our law library has created a virtual Sanders Reading Room where students can find study hall zoom sessions, stress management tips and more! Students can check their emails for more details.

Third-year student Addison Smith recently represented an Appellate Litigation Clinic client, who is seeking asylum and w...
04/17/2020

Third-year student Addison Smith recently represented an Appellate Litigation Clinic client, who is seeking asylum and withholding of removal, before the Stewart Immigration Court (via telephone and Zoom) and has requested the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to grant the clinic’s client parole due to underlying medical conditions that make him more susceptible to COVID-19 in addition to him posing no danger if released. Third-year student Spencer D. Woody also assisted with the case.

Cobb County Superior Court Senior Judge James G. Bodiford is serving as the School of Law's inaugural P. Harris Hines "B...
04/16/2020

Cobb County Superior Court Senior Judge James G. Bodiford is serving as the School of Law's inaugural P. Harris Hines "Be Kind" Jurist-in-Residence and has been virtually instructing alongside former Prosecutorial Justice Program Director Alan Cook. The two are teaching a class titled "Special Challenges in Trying a High-Profile Criminal Case."

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Prepare. Connect. Lead. The University of Georgia School of Law is one of the top law schools in the nation and offers an invaluable return on investment for its three degrees - the Juris Doctor, the Master of Laws and the Master in the Study of Law. Through both classroom and experiential learning, our faculty – who are world-class scholars – prepare our graduates to become leaders in the legal profession, in business, or through public service. Providing our law students with meaningful connections to thought leaders in the legal profession and society, accomplished School of Law alumni and future employers in addition to quality opportunities to serve state and society is central to our mission.


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