Swanson elected to the National Black Law Students Association board of directors

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Congratulations to second-year student DeVaughn J. Swanson for being elected to the National Board of Directors for the National Black Law Students Association. He will serve as a national member-at-large starting April 1. NBLSA is one of the largest student-run organizations in the country. Swanson currently serves as president of the Davenport-Benham Chapter of the Black Law Students Association at the School of Law.


School of Law on the rise and building momentum

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The 2020 U.S. News & World Report law school rankings have been released. We are proud to share that the University of Georgia School of Law is on the rise, moving up an extraordinary five positions to #27. While this is fantastic news, even more exciting is the building momentum toward our vision to be the nation’s best return on investment in legal education. With your support, our law school and its alumni/alumnae leadership are executing on a strategy to achieve that goal.


School of Law wins Magnolia Cup negotiation competition

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Congratulations to third-year students Joseph Natt and Meryl See who won the inaugural Magnolia Cup, a transactional law negotiation competition hosted by the University of Mississippi this month. See was also presented with the Professionalism Award. A second team comprised of second-year students Andrew J. "Andy" Klemm and Savannah B. Phinney finished with the second highest score of the tournament. 


O'Brien named best oralist, team wins other honors at Jessup tournament

Monday, March 4, 2019

Congratulations to third-year student Lyddy O'Brien for being named the best oralist of the U.S. South Regional of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The full team - comprised of second-year students Samuel L. "Sam" Hatcher, Andrew K. "Drew" Heddin and Hanna C. Karimipour - finished as quarterfinalists and brought home the fourth best brief award. Additionally, Hedin was named sixth best oralist of the tournament. Third-year student Allison Gowens served as student coach. The Jessup competition is the world's largest moot court tournament, with participants from over 680 law schools in 100 countries and jurisdictions.


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Rodrigues named University Professor

Monday, March 4, 2019

Usha R. Rodrigues has been named University Professor, an honor bestowed on faculty members who have made a significant impact on the University of Georgia beyond their normal academic responsibilities. Rodrigues has expanded curricular and experiential learning opportunities for students while also fostering a culture of women’s leadership at UGA and the broader academy. 

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