Georgia Law grad confirmed as vice chancellor on the Delaware Court of Chancery, Montgomery-Reeves makes history as the first African American and second female

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tamika Montgomery-Reeves, a 2006 cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, was unanimously confirmed by the Delaware Senate on Oct. 28 as a vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, which is the most important and prestigious court for business law in the United States. Nominated by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, Montgomery-Reeves is the first African-American in the 220-plus-year history of the court to serve as a vice chancellor. She is also only the court’s second female vice chancellor.

Georgia Law leads in bar exam passage rate, grads of state’s flagship law school prove preparedness for legal career

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Georgia Law saw a higher percentage of its graduates pass the July 2015 administration of the state bar exam than any other law school in the state. UGA led both public and private law schools with regard to first-time takers and overall exam takers. The passage rate for first-time test takers from Georgia Law was 87 percent, 9.2 percentage points higher than the state average of 77.8 percent for ABA-approved law schools.

Georgia Law students interact with Georgia's top elected leaders

Monday, October 26, 2015

Students taking former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ Political Leadership and the Law class at the University of Georgia School of Law spent a day in Atlanta hearing from some of Georgia’s top elected leaders. The class initially convened at the State Capitol, where law students received insights and advice from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives David Ralston and leading public affairs professional Arthur B. “Skin” Edge IV. The day was capped off by lunch at Mary Mac’s Tea Room and a visit from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

UGA’s Blue Key Honor Society to recognize five with service, young alumni awards; three are Georgia Law grads

Friday, October 16, 2015

The University of Georgia will honor five individuals at its annual Tucker Dorsey Blue Key Alumni Banquet Friday, Nov. 6. Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert (J.D.'83), Rep. Terry England and Judge Steve Jones (J.D.'87) will receive Blue Key Service Awards; Professor Emeritus Peter Shedd (J.D.'77) will receive the Faculty Blue Key Service Award; and Tricia Chastain, president of the Georgia Student Finance Commission, will be presented with the Young Alumnus Award.

Georgia Law to rededicate Sohn Library in renovated Dean Rusk International Law Center

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The University of Georgia School of Law will celebrate the 38th birthday of its Dean Rusk International Law Center by rededicating the Louis B. Sohn Library on International Relations in its new home in the center’s newly renovated unit. Festivities on Oct. 26 will begin at 4 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall, with a keynote speech by a Georgia Law alumnus who has devoted his career to working for the United Nations in conflict zones, as well as remarks by others on key figures in Georgia Law’s long tradition of excellence in international, comparative, transnational and foreign affairs law and policy. The event is free and open to the public.