School of Law one of best in nation for employment

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Employment statistics for the Class of 2018 place the School of Law at 13th in the nation for federal clerkships, 18th for “gold-standard” full-time law jobs and 21st for jobs requiring bar passage or where a J.D. is considered an advantage, according to Law.com.  Statistics are based on employment 10 months after graduation and underscore the first-rate training our students receive and employers prefer.  


Law firm establishes scholarship to honor UGA law school’s advocacy director, Advocacy suite to be named in honor of Epps, Holloway, DeLoach & Hoipkemier, LLC

Monday, May 20, 2019

The Watkinsville law firm Epps, Holloway, DeLoach & Hoipkemier, LLC, has created the Kellie R. Casey Scholarship Fund at the University of Georgia School of Law to recognize Casey’s contributions to the school and its storied advocacy program. Under Casey’s 19 years of leadership, the law school’s advocacy program has won 25 national championships, more than 40 regional titles and 15 state trophies. In honor of their inspirational gift, the office space currently used by the school’s advocacy program will be named the Epps, Holloway, DeLoach & Hoipkemier, LLC Student Advocacy Program Suite.


Commencement to be livestreamed at http://www.law.uga.edu/graduation19

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Class of 2019 Commencement ceremony will be livestreamed at http://www.law.uga.edu/graduation19 . Just over 200 students will participate in the ceremony, including 185 Juris Doctor (J.D.), 14 Master of Laws (LL.M.) and three Master in the Study of Law (M.S.L) candidates. Former Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal will deliver the keynote address. The event will start at 10 a.m. on May 18 in Stegeman Coliseum, where the university’s Clear Bag Policy will be enforced.


Appellate Litigation Clinic gets victory in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit case

Friday, May 10, 2019

The Appellate Litigation Clinic won an excessive-force case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In Altony Brooks v. Captain Jacumin, the court agreed with all of the clinic's substantive arguments: there was enough evidence of excessive force to make it a jury question; the officer who used a taser on the clinic's client should be brought back into the case; the client should get a copy of the detention center's use-of-force policy and the district court on remand needs consider appointing counsel. Third-year students Wade H. Barron, C. Daniel Lockaby and Sarah A. Quattrocchi assisted with the case. 


Record number of law students receive grants for summer public interest work for third straight year

Friday, May 10, 2019

For the third year in a row, a record number of law students is able to perform legal work in summer public interest positions around the globe due to increased support from a variety of sources. This summer, approximately 90 – the most University of Georgia School of Law students ever – will benefit from roughly $132,000 in fellowships and grants from 13 funding sources, which represents another high. “It was incredibly rewarding to be able to provide funding for so many deserving students who want to gain legal experience while helping others,” Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning Eleanor “Ellie” Crosby Lanier said. “I am amazed at the breadth of the placements the students secured and am thankful we were able to find funding for all eligible applicants.”

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