U.S. Deputy Attorney General Yates to deliver graduation keynote

Friday, May 20, 2016

PLEASE NOTE GRADUATION HAS BEEN MOVED INDOORS TO THE VOLLEYBALL ARENA AT THE RAMSEY CENTER.

 

Sally Quillian Yates, U.S. deputy attorney general, will deliver the keynote address at Georgia 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. For those unable to attend the ceremony, the event will be streamed live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/georgia-law .


Georgia Law students and Appellate Litigation Clinic secure rare presidential clemency grant for indigent client

Thursday, May 5, 2016

President Barack Obama has granted a clemency petition prepared by students and faculty at Georgia Law's Appellate Litigation Clinic. The clinic first began work on Steven B. Boyd's case in 2013 when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit referred the matter. Then-students Anne Horn Baroody (J.D.'14) and Bryan W. Lutz (J.D.'14) initially litigated the matter before the 11th Circuit, which remanded the case to the District Court for the Southern District of Georgia to decide a procedural question. After litigation on that question proved unsuccessful, then-students Elliott R. Gillooly (J.D.'15) and Matthew C. Mikkelsen (J.D.'15) and current third-year students Elliott C. Ream and Taylor Strickland prepared the clemency petition. All participating clinic students worked under the supervision of Associate Dean Erica J. Hashimoto and Professor Thomas V. Burch.


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."

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