Georgia Law dedicates courtroom in honor of Butler family

Monday, November 28, 2016

The University of Georgia School of Law recently dedicated the James E. Butler Courtroom in the school’s Rusk Hall, honoring three generations of the Butler family – James E. Butler, 1977 alumnus James E. “Jim” Butler Jr. and 2008 alumnus James E. “Jeb” Butler III. The occasion also marked the portrait unveiling of Jim Butler. The painting, by artist Beth Stephens, now hangs outside the courtroom.


Glover and Parrish win Talmadge Competition

Monday, November 14, 2016

Congratulations to second-year law student Danielle N. Glover and third-year student Michael D. Parrish for winning the 2016 Talmadge Moot Court Competition. Parrish was also presented with the tournament's Best Oralist Award. 


Georgia Law finishes as regional finalists in ABA Regional Negotiation Competition

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Congratulations to second-year law students Noel E. Couch and Rachel N. Goldberg and third-year law students Molly H. Cash and Blake A. McLemore for finishing as regional finalists in the American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Competition, hosted by Georgia Law. The duos finished in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, out of 20 teams. 


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.


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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