Georgia Law dominates regional mock trial tournament; advances to nationals

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Two teams from the University of Georgia School of Law recently captured first place at the regional round of the 2009 Texas Bar Association National Trial Competition held in Atlanta, sweeping the tournament composed of more than 25 teams. Competing in two different divisions in the Atlanta contest, Georgia Law students overcame teams from schools such as Vanderbilt University, Emory University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Georgia Law to host public interest weekend focusing on social injustice

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Juvenile sentencing, eyewitness testimony and economic disparity are just a few of the topics that will be covered during the 4th Annual Working in the Public Interest Law Conference: Advancing Social Justice to be held Feb. 27-28 at the University of Georgia School of Law. The two-day event will include numerous panels and roundtable discussions with notable speakers from across the country as well as a keynote address by Mary Bauer, Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Immigrant Justice Project, which focuses on the legal needs of migrant workers.

The future of international arbitration to be focus of conference at Georgia Law

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The University of Georgia School of Law will bring leaders in the field of arbitration to campus to explore future changes to the area of dispute resolution at a daylong symposium on Friday, Jan. 30. Given the current attention being paid to the reform of arbitration law and the recent 50th anniversary of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (commonly referred to as the New York Convention), which is widely considered the foundational instrument guiding international commercial dispute resolution, this conference is very timely, according to third-year law student and conference co-organizer Mercedes G. Ball.

UGA School of Law honors employee for outstanding service

Monday, January 5, 2009

The University of Georgia School of Law Staff Council recently presented Shawn T. Lanphere with the 2008 Emma Terrell Distinguished Employee Award, which annually recognizes employees for their service to the law school. Twelve members of the law school's staff were nominated to receive this year's award. Staff Council Chair Cindy F. Wentworth said Shawn regularly demonstrates many of the honor's criteria.

UGA law professor says delay in Nichols trial verdict may be only small, passing problem

Friday, December 12, 2008

According to nationally recognized trial law expert and University of Georgia law professor Ronald L. Carlson, the delay in the Nichols trial verdict does not necessarily suggest that the jury will remain hopelessly deadlocked.