Georgia state Rep. Stacey Godfrey Evans to give Georgia Law’s House Lecture

Monday, March 28, 2016

Georgia state Rep. Stacey Godfrey Evans to give UGA law school’s House Lecture

Athens, Ga. – Georgia state Rep. Stacey Godfrey Evans will present “The Voice of a Woman Lawyer: Why it Matters and How to Use it” at the University of Georgia School of Law’s 34th Edith House Lecture on April 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the school’s Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. The event is free and open to the public.

Evans serves parts of Cobb County in the Georgia House of Representatives. First elected in 2010, she has successfully authored and passed legislation to restore cuts to the HOPE Grant program, which has allowed thousands of Georgians to pursue a higher education. In addition to her role as a state representative, she runs her own law firm, S.G. Evans Law, where she represents individuals and businesses in complex litigation.

Prior to starting her own firm, Evans began her legal career by practicing securities litigation at Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy, which later became Bryan Cave. She was also a small-business founder and owner as a partner at Wood, Hernacki & Evans, a litigation firm, where she focused on health care fraud and defamation cases.

Outside of her legal work, Evans serves as the chair of the board of directors for the Smyrna Public Safety Foundation and serves on the boards of Communities in Schools of Marietta/Cobb County, the Cobb Library Foundation and the Kennesaw State University Political Science Department Advisory Board.

Evans earned her bachelor’s degree in economics and political science and her law degree, cum laude, from UGA. While at Georgia Law, she was a member of the Georgia Law Review. She recently established the Stacey Godfrey Evans Scholarship, which will benefit first-generation college graduates attending Georgia Law.

The Edith House Lecture is sponsored by the Women Law Students Association in honor of one of the first female graduates of Georgia Law. House, a native of Winder, Georgia, was co-valedictorian of the law class of 1925, the first to graduate women.

For more information on the event and to RSVP, please contact Hannah Byars at hebyars2@uga.edu.

UGA School of Law
Consistently regarded as one of the nation’s top public law schools, Georgia Law was established in 1859. Its accomplished faculty includes authors of some of the country’s leading legal scholarship. The school offers three degrees—the Juris Doctor, the Master of Laws and the Master in the Study of Law—and is home to the Dean Rusk International Law Center. Georgia Law is proud of its long tradition of providing first-rate legal training for future leaders who will serve state and nation in both the public and private sectors. For more information, see www.law.uga.edu.

Writer: Kelly Tran, 706-542-5172, lawprstu@uga.edu
Contact: Hannah Byars, hebyars2@uga.edu

 

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