Congratulations to third-year law students Scott S. Eren and Grace N. Witte for winning the regional rounds of the 2012 National Trial Competition. The duo took home the Region 5 championship trophy and earned the right to travel to Texas to compete in the national rounds during March.
America's first Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer will deliver "The End of Impunity: War Crimes Tribunals in the 21st Century" where he will discuss atrocity crimes past, present and future, and address how indicted leaders will face either international trial or "vengeful retribution." The event will take place March 6 at 2:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall.
Topics ranging from judicial budget cuts to the sustainability of animal farming will be explored at Georgia Law's 7th Annual Working in the Public Interest Law Conference. Open to the public, this event will kick-off with a keynote address March 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Melting Point in Downtown Athens, Ga., followed by the 27th Annual Equal Justice Foundation Auction. The full conference will take place the next day, March 3, at the law school.
Georgia Law's Sports and Entertainment Law Society has joined forces with UGA's Music Business Program and Nuçi's Space to host a conference on current music industry business and legal issues in addition to holding a free legal clinic for local musicians. The symposium will be held Feb. 23 from 3:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Melting Point in Downtown Athens, while the clinic will be held Feb. 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Nuçi's Space, near Downtown.
Congratulations to first-year law student Utrophia D. Robinson for winning the 2012 J. Ralph Beaird 1L Closing Argument Mock Trial Tournament. Congratulations also to runner-up Benjamin W. Thorpe and to all of the other competitors for a job well done.