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Georgia Law students emerge victorious in Southeast Model African Union

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Congratulations to the six-member Georgia Law team which won the Southeast Model African Union. Competing against 21 teams from a dozen universities and colleges, they earned the right to advance to the national tier of the contest to be held in Washington, D.C. in February. The group was named the best delegation and each member was individually honored. The team is comprised of LL.M. students Johann Ebongom (recognized as outstanding delegate and outstanding parliamentarian for the Committee on Economic Matters) and Nelly S. Ndounteng (recognized as outstanding delegate for the Committee on Social Matters; second-year student Chanel O. Chauvet (recognized as outstanding delegate for the Committee on Peace and Security); and first-year students Shummi Chowdhury (recognized as honorable mention for the Committee on Pan-Africanism and Continental Unity), Amanda Hoefer (recognized as honorable mention for the Committee on Democracy, Governance and Human Rights) and Rebecca “Becca” Wackym (recognized with a participation award for the Executive Council). This competition seeks to sharpen skills in diplomacy, leadership, government, legal research and public speaking. The Dean Rusk International Law Center sponsored the event, which was hosted by UGA's African Studies Institute.


E. Burch quoted by Reuters, featured in the Insurance Journal

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Kirbo Chair Elizabeth Chamblee Burch was featured in a Reuters article that ran in the Insurance Journal and other media outlets around the country. The article titled "J&J tries to switch to court outside Missouri after $195 million in talc verdicts" was reported by Brendan Pierson and was published 11/8/16. 


Cade featured in Bloomberg BNA

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Assistant Professor Jason A. Cade was featured in Bloomberg BNA regarding his thoughts on the Supreme Court's recent immigration law rulings. The article titled "Immigration Law: A Constitution-Free Zone?" was written by Nicholas Datlowe and was published 11/2/16. 


Cade featured in Bloomberg BNA

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Assistant Professor Jason A. Cade was featured in a Bloomberg BNA article regarding his thoughts on the upcoming Supreme Court case Jennings v. Rodriguez, to be argued 11/30/16. The article titled "Two SCOTUS Cases Test Courts' Power Over Immigration" was written by Bernie Pazanowski and was published 11/3/16.


Georgia Law leads state in bar exam passage rate

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The University of Georgia School of Law saw a high percentage of its graduates pass the July 2016 Georgia bar exam. The passage rate for first-time test takers from Georgia Law was 87.5 percent, 12.2 percentage points higher than the state average of 75.3 percent for ABA-approved law schools. For all Georgia Law graduates who took the July 2016 exam, 86.1 percent passed versus the state average of 71.1 percent.

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