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Carlson's book cited by Georgia Court of Appeals

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson's book Carlson on Evidence (with M. Carlson) was recently cited by the Georgia Court of Appeals in the case of Jones v. State. This citation marks the 47th Georgia appellate court decision (Supreme and Court of Appeals) where Carlson's book has been cited since 2013.

Hetherington featured in Georgia Recorder

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Assistant Clinical Professor and Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic Director Emma M. Hetherington was featured in the Georgia Recorder regarding the possible revival of Georgia's Hidden Predator Act. The article titled "Ga. House panel considers reviving 'Hidden Predator Act' for 2020" was written by Beau Evans and published 10/25/19. 

UGA law school grads record highest state bar passage rate for sixth consecutive year

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law announces that for the sixth consecutive year, its graduates achieved the highest bar examination passage rate for first-time takers in the state of Georgia for the July sitting. “The faculty, staff and I are incredibly proud of our students for their hard work,” School of Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge said. "Our primary focus at the School of Law has been – and remains – to provide our students with first-rate legal training so they can become future leaders of state and society.” 

Student-run juvenile court judges cases of first-time offenders

Monday, October 28, 2019

School of Law 2010 alumna Emily Boness and second-year law student Ansley Whiten were featured on UGA Today regarding the Athens Peer Court, which was created by Boness - who is a public service associate at UGA's Fanning Institute for Leadership Development - and Athens-Clarke County Juvenile Court Judge Robin Shearer, who is a 1987 School of Law graduate. Athens Peer Court has tried more than 580 cases. A partnership between the Fanning Institute, a UGA Public Service and Outreach unit, and the Athens-Clarke County Juvenile Court System, the peer court is in its seventh year. The story was written by Leigh Beeson and published 10/24/19.

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West presents on news in the social media age

Monday, October 28, 2019

Brumby Distinguished Professor in First Amendment Law Sonja R. West presented as part of a panel titled "News, Information, and Discussion of Matters of Public Concern in a Social Media Age" at the "News, Disinformation, and Social Media Responsibility" symposium held at the University of Utah College of Law during October.