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Veterans Legal Clinic helps veteran prove VA administrative error

Friday, December 20, 2019

Two students participating in the law school's Veterans Legal Clinic, L. Andrew "Andy" Bastone and Michael R. "Mike" O’Brien, have helped a veteran recover over $8,600 in incorrectly withheld U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits. The veteran, John Rivers, retired from the service in 2014 and started receiving disability compensation. In 2016, the VA reduced these benefits, stating that he could not receive both compensation and military drill pay at the same time. Bastone and O’Brien, both veterans themselves, successfully persuaded the VA that this decision constituted administrative error. Working under the supervision of clinic attorney Kelly A. Parker, they got the VA to repay Rivers the full amount of benefits it had mistakenly withheld.

Law schools give back to the tune of $111 million

Thursday, December 19, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law was featured in the National Jurist for its contribution to the delivery of legal services through clinics, other experiential courses and pro bono activities of graduating law students. The school's Jane W. Wilson Family Justice Clinic was listed. The article was published 12/18/19.

Five students conduct research through Georgia Sea Grant Legal Fellowships

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

In 2019, five law students – Christopher J. Bertrand, Maria Mercedes Carruthers Ferrero, Ashley L. Henson, C. Joshua “Josh” Rewis and Amelia C. Stevens – participated in the Georgia Sea Grant Legal Fellowship Program conducting research to address critical environmental, economic and social concerns primarily affecting coastal Georgia. Bertrand and Rewis completed their fellowships this past summer along with Ferrero who continued her work through the fall semester. Stevens and Henson completed their projects this fall.

Ringhand featured in the Stock Daily Dish

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Hosch Professor Lori A. Ringhand was featured in the Stock Daily Dish regarding her thoughts on partisan politics playing a role in the U.S. Supreme Court nomination process. The article titled "Political fights over Supreme Court seats nothing new" was published on 12/17/19. 

'Sweet 16' Moot Court Teams Will Compete for National Championship

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law will once again be represented in the 12th Annual Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship, a competition which includes the "best of the best" moot court teams from law schools across the country based on performances in the previous academic year. UGA won this competition last year.