Candlelight memorial service will be held April 26; Appel to be remembered

Monday, April 23, 2018

Twenty-four UGA students, faculty and staff members who died since last April will be honored at the university’s annual candlelight memorial service April 26 at 7 p.m. on the steps of the Chapel. UGA President Jere W. Morehead will lead the service, “Georgia Remembers…a Candlelight Memorial.” Names of each of the nine students and 15 faculty and staff members will be read aloud, followed by a toll of the Chapel bell and the lighting of a candle. The law school's Peter A. Appel, the holder of the Smith Professorship, will be remembered.

Kenerly wins Russell Moot Court Competition

Friday, April 13, 2018

Congratulations to first-year law student John Lex Kenerly IV for winning the 2018 Richard B. Russell Moot Court Competition and to finalist William Daniel Ortiz and all of the first-year law students who made this year’s tournament such a success. Kenerly also received the Jere W. Morehead Moot Court Award.

Awards Day 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Congratulations to all who were named law school award recipients for the academic year. A reception was held April 11 to honor these accomplishments and the many achievements of the law school's students and faculty.

Carruthers Ferrero receives fellowship from the Georgia Latino Law Foundation

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Congratulations to first-year student Maria Mercedes Carruthers Ferrero for receiving a Georgia Latino Law Foundation Fellowship. This program partners Latino law students with summer internship opportunities to gain substantive legal experience under the supervision and mentorship of legal professionals. Notably, Carruthers Ferrero is the School of Law's first Georgia Latino Law Fellow. 

Jackson wins UGA's Idea Accelerator pitch competition

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Congratulations to third-year student Jordan L. Jackson, who won UGA's Idea Accelerator pitch competition. She competed against more than 50 other teams in her cohort to receive this award. The UGA Idea Accelerator Program, sponsored by UGA’s Entrepreneurship Program in partnership with UGA's Thinc Initiative and Four Athens, takes place twice a year in the fall and spring semesters. This 8-week "business boot camp" prepares students for the next step in their business development.  The program provides students with a board of experienced, successful entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors that help student entrepreneurs grow revenues and profits, stay focused on the right strategic issue, and develop key contacts.