About

Founded in 2011, Georgia Association of Law & Politics is a student organization dedicated to fostering political discussion at Georgia Law School. Working with partners across the state, we serve to involve Georgians in their state & local governments.

Leadership

President   Burns Marlow tbm80928@uga.edu
Vice President Lanier Flanders slf45785@uga.edu
Treasurer Annabell McWherter am61910@uga.edu

 

Symposium

The Georgia Association of Law & Politics annual Symposium features Georgia's brightest legal minds and political luminaries discussing critical issues facing our state and nation.  To view past Symposia and panelists, click here.
 
 
Join us in Athens for our fourth annual Symposium
 
Friday, October 17, 2014 - UGA School of Law, Rusk Center
 
8:30-8:45 AM           Breakfast refreshments available 
 
8:50-9:00 AM           Welcome/Introductory Remarks
 
9:00-10:30 AM         Panel I - Impacts of Date Changes on 2014 Election
 
10:40-12:10 PM       Panel II - Privatizing Parole 
 
12:10-1:15 PM         Lunch & Keynote Speech
 
                                           Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, Executive Director, Green Law 
 
1:30-3:00 PM           Panel III - The Rise of the Georgia "City": The Politics of Cityhood Initiatives

Legislative Day

As lawyers, we are each called upon to be leaders in our communities.  It is therefore incumbent upon us to take an active role in our state’s governance.

Early each spring semester, GALP organizes a UGA Law Legislative Day in Atlanta.  This event provides UGA Law students with an opportunity to travel to Atlanta to meet with our state’s top political and legal leaders.  Past trips have included meetings with Governor Nathan Deal, Speaker David Ralston, Georgia Supreme Court Justice Harris Hines, Attorney General Sam Olens, and many others.

Food Frenzy

In 2012, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens charged Georgia’s
legal community with the mission of helping the 1.6 million
Georgians who need food assistance each year.  Georgia’s Legal
Food Frenzy is a competition between law firms, legal organizations,
and law schools to raise monetary and food donations for food
banks across the state.

Each spring semester, GALP sponsors a campus-wide competition
between 1L sections and law school organizations.  The group that
collects the largest donation is the recipient of the GALP Cup.

GALP Cup Recipients

          2013           IP Law Society

          2012           1L Section Z


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