Georgia Law possesses an impressive collection of more than 70 portraits of famous Georgians, former deans and faculty members, as well as accomplished alumni.
Congratulations to third-year students Jerrod M. Lukacs and Maggie Schaufler who finished as quarterfinalists in the Fordham National Basketball Negotiation Competition during March. The competition had students negotiating a scenario that a NBA player, coach, general manager, owner or franchise might encounter.
Congratulations to second-year students Alicia N. Luncheon, M. Laughlin Kane and Spencer E. Schold for finishing as finalists in the 2014 Intrastate Moot Court Competition. A second UGA team, comprised of second-year students Dov Preminger, Alexander F. "Alex" Schwall and Ashley R. Wright, were semifinalists in the tournament. Both teams were coached by third-year students Allison L. Hill and Clayton O. "Clay" Knowles.
This fall, the University of Georgia School of Law will begin offering a new graduate level degree for professionals and recent graduates seeking to increase their knowledge of law relevant to their career or academic discipline. The Master in the Study of Law is a non-thesis, 30-credit-hour degree for non-lawyers that can be completed in one year on a full-time basis or over three years on a part-time basis. It will provide students with a solid understanding of the U.S. legal system and the opportunity to delve more specifically into law as it relates to a particular field such as employment law, health care law and environmental law, among others.
Congratulations to second-year student Lee A. Deneen who is the winner of the Georgia Law Review's 2014 Best Note Competition.
Earlier this month, 25 law students embarked on a volunteer trip to New Orleans, La., where they participated in a full week of unpaid legal work as part of an alternative spring break. Organized by the law student organization Public Interest Law Council, approximately 1,000 pro bono hours of assistance were provided in legal settings aiding underprivileged communities in the New Orleans area. Worksites included the Orleans Public Defenders, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, the Louisiana Center for Children's Rights, the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana and the Innocence Project New Orleans.