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School of Law finishes as national finalists in Prince Memorial Evidence Competition

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Congratulations to second-year students Taylor Cressler, Navroz N. Tharani and Andrew Q. Varan for finishing as national finalists in the Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition. More than 30 teams from law schools across the nation participated in the moot court tournament hosted by the Brooklyn Law School. Third-year law student Mollie M. Fiero helped coach the team. 

The School of Law's best return-on-investment vision bolstered

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

We are pleased to share good news about the University of Georgia School of Law and its vision to be the best return on investment in legal education. The School of Law is now ranked 27th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, its second highest ranking in history. This news comes on the heels of the School of Law being named the best value in legal education for the third consecutive year – a first for the National Jurist ranking. The School of Law also posted gains in the specialty areas of international law (to 18) and clinical training (to 24), which highlights two centers of excellence at the state of Georgia’s flagship law school.

UGA wins Intrastate Moot Court Competition for third straight time

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Second-year law students Cole M. Harper, Destiny J. Burch and Cameron N. Kemp brought home the top trophy in the Intrastate Moot Court Competition, capturing this coveted state trophy for UGA for three straight times and for seven of the last 10 contests. UGA, Emory, Georgia State and Mercer field two teams in this annual Peach State law school rivalry. The second UGA team, comprised of Alexandria H. "Alex" Clark, Charles D. Calkins and Michael J. Robson, also represented the school with outstanding advocacy. Third-year students Alexa L. Dato and Abby J. Tyre served as coaches.

Carlson featured on 11 Alive

Monday, March 29, 2021

Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson was featured on 11 Alive, Atlanta's NBC TV affiliate, regarding the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The segment titled "Why is the Derek Chauvin trial different from most murder trials?" was hosted by Jerry Carnes and aired 3/29/21.

Poland and Willinger win Best Draft Award

Monday, March 29, 2021

Congratulations to third-year students Elizabeth J. Poland and Megan R. "Meggie" Willinger for winning the Best Draft Award at the Transactional LawMeet hosted by the University of Missouri at Kansas City. They represented the buyer in a complex stock purchase transaction and spent over two months drafting an amendment to the stock purchase agreement, interviewing their client and marking up the other side’s draft.