Georgia Law will host a public interest weekend Feb. 26-27. Former U.S. Sen. J. Maxwell "Max" Cleland will serve as the keynote speaker and will present "We are Public Interest" Friday night followed by a reception with a live and silent auction. Saturday will feature panels and roundtables covering topics such as prison reform, environmental justice, child advocacy, hate crimes and immigration law. The two-day event is composed of the 25th Annual Equal Justice Foundation Auction and the 5th Annual Working in the Public Interest Law Conference.
First-year law student Kimberly B. Jones won the 2010 J. Ralph Beaird 1L Closing Argument Mock Trial Tournament. Congratulations to Jones and tournament finalist Andrei V. Ionescu in addition to the other competitors for their hard work.
Colquitt Carter Chair in Tort and Insurance Law Michael L. Wells has published Scott v. Harris and the Role of the Jury in Constitutional Litigation, 29 Review of Litigation 65 (2009).
One hundred of the fastest-growing companies owned or operated by former University of Georgia students were honored Jan. 30, when the UGA Alumni Association announced the “Bulldog 100: Fastest Growing Bulldog Businesses.” Among those recognized were four Georgia Law graduates: James L. Allgood (J.D.'00), Chris D. Clayton (J.D.'83), Samuel J. Grant (J.D.'00) and James H. Moore III (J.D.'81).
Two teams from the University of Georgia School of Law have earned the right to advance to the national rounds of the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. Third-year student Elizabeth R. Givens and second-year student Kimberly C. Walker teamed up to capture second place in the southern regional rounds of the competition, while second-year students Selina A. Tom-Johnson and Jacinda R. Walker finished third out of 24 teams. Both teams will head to Boston this March to vie for the national crown.