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Dennis featured in The Conversation

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Martin Chair Andrea L. Dennis was featured in The Conversation regarding her research into prosecutors using rap lyrics as evidence of guilt. The article titled "Prosecutors are increasingly - and misleadingly - using rap lyrics as evidence in court" was written by Erik Nielson and published 3/17/20. 

Veterans Legal Clinic helps vet get substantial monetary increase from VA

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Veterans Legal Clinic has successfully helped a veteran obtain benefits from the Veterans Administration for post-traumatic stress disorder caused by several incidents of sexual assault during his time in service. The condition had severely affected the veteran’s life since discharge in 1991. The VA denied his claim in 2014, and he had awaited a decision on his appeal since then. Four teams of law students, working with clinic director Alex Scherr over five semesters, prepared the evidence and argument that persuaded the Board of Veterans Appeals to grant his claim. The victory gave the veteran a retroactive award of at least $105,000 and new, ongoing monthly compensation of over $1,500 per month.

Appellate Litigation Clinic featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The law school's Appellate Litigation Clinic was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding its victory in the case Edward Williams v. DeKalb County et al. The article titled "Lawsuit challenging DeKalb commission's pay raise vote gets new life" was written by Tyler Estep and published 3/16/20. 

Rutledge publishes article on bending the cost curve of legal education

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Dean Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge published "Insight: Bending (and Breaking) the Cost Curve of Legal Education" on Bloomberg on 3/17/20. 

UGA School of Law continues to be counted among the best law schools

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

“The 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings show that the University of Georgia School of Law continues to be among the best law schools in the country, and they support the fact that the School of Law is succeeding in its mission of preparing future lawyers to become leaders for state and society,” University of Georgia School of Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge said.