Taylor-Parker receives 2016 Autistic Scholars Fellowship

Monday, February 1, 2016

Congratulations to second-year law student R. Larkin Taylor-Parker for being a recipient of a 2016 Autistic Scholars Fellowship. The fellowship, established by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network to provide four to six autistic college students with a $5,000 scholarship, recognizes students who are dedicated to advocating for disability rights, building the Autistic culture and community, and encouraging disability accessibility and inclusion on college campuses. Taylor-Parker has begun assembling an organization to promote disability culture, community and advocacy throughout UGA.


Georgia Law creates elite fellowship with Goddard Foundation gift; Full-tuition-plus law school scholarships to include professional development opportunities

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Georgia Law has established an elite fellowship program as a result of a $2 million founding gift from The John N. Goddard Foundation. Initially, the program will offer three law school students annually the opportunity to receive an educational experience including domestic and international externships and guided research experiences, opportunities to meet some of the country’s top legal leaders and a full tuition scholarship.


UGA announces Signature Lectures for spring 2016; Sibley Lecture and alumna Tess Davis included

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Trailblazing scientists, heralded historians and influential leaders in higher education, business and law are set to visit the University of Georgia this spring as part of the Signature Lecture series. UGA’s Signature Lecture series is in its second year. The designation is given by the Office of Academic Programs to events featuring speakers with broad, multidisciplinary appeal and compelling bodies of work. Georgia Law's Jan. 28 Sibley Lecture with David B. Wilkins is included, as well as alumna Terressa M. "Tess" Davis (J.D.’09), who will speak April 20.



The Georgia Law Challenge

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Georgia Law Challenge will match, dollar for dollar, all new and increased gifts to the Law School Fund received between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.  With the challenge, the school’s goal is to double the Law School Fund this fiscal year - reaching the $2 million mark - and to award more in scholarship aid than ever before. We hope you will join the challenge to help educate the next generation of legal leaders who will enrich our communities - on a state, national and global level.


Alumna chosen to lead nation’s first legal clinic solely dedicated to victims of child sexual abuse

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Georgia Law has announced that Emma M. Hetherington will serve as the inaugural director of the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic, the first of its kind in the nation. It is anticipated that many of the clinic’s first clients will be survivors and their families who are able to bring civil charges forward as a result of Georgia’s Hidden Predator Act, which was passed in 2015.

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