U.S. Deputy Attorney General Yates to deliver UGA law school graduation speech

Monday, May 2, 2016

Sally Quillian Yates, U.S. deputy attorney general, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Georgia School of Law’s Commencement to be held May 21 at 10 a.m. on the North Campus quadrangle in front of the law school. Yates, a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of Georgia Law, was confirmed as deputy attorney general in May 2015, after being nominated by President Barack Obama. In the event of rain, graduation will be moved to the Ramsey Center Volleyball Arena.


Environmental Practicum students collaborating with Watershed UGA

Monday, May 2, 2016

Georgia Law Environmental Practicum students have joined forces with an interdisciplinary group, also known as Watershed UGA, which aims to create a culture of sustainability focused on campus waterways. During April, the group visually "daylighted" a campus stream that flows underground by constructing a stream bed with native riparian vegetation on the lot behind Joe Frank Harris Commons to mark Lilly Branch’s underground course. They also utilized graphics to represent its underground course in other areas, site-specific art installations and educational signage.


Georgia Law Review cited in U.S. Supreme Court opinion

Thursday, April 28, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas cited an article appearing in volume 49 of the Georgia Law Review in his opinion in the case Arrigoni Enterprises, LLC v. Town of Durham, Connecticut, et al.


University mourns passing of civil rights pioneer Horace Ward

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Civil rights pioneer Horace Taliaferro Ward, the first African-American to apply for admission to UGA, died April 23 at the age of 88.A retired federal judge, Ward is credited with helping to set the tone for the civil rights movement in Georgia in the 1950s. "The University of Georgia mourns the loss of Judge Horace Ward, whose courage and determination paved the way for African-American students to gain equal access to the state's flagship institution of higher learning," said President Jere W. Morehead. "Judge Ward leaves behind a legacy of dedicated public service. The thoughts of the university community go out to his friends and family."


Georgia Law teams finish as regional semifinalists national mock trial competitions

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Congratulations to two Georgia Law mock trial teams for finishing as regional semifinalists in their respective competitions. Third-year students Meredith A. Gardial and Benjamin P. "Ben" Ralston represented the law school in the Texas Bar Association National Trial Competition, and third-year students Meaghan A. Bowden, Kelly R. Holloway, Kathleen M.E. Mayer and Rachael H. Stein competed in the American Association for Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition.

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