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 second-year students Alicia N. Luncheon and Veronica M. O’Grady, who were selected to join the Gideon’s Promise Summer Law Clerk Program Class of 2014. They are two of 16 selected law students who will assist public defender offices in the Southeast that partner with Gideon’s Promise, a nonprofit organization that works to mobilize and train public defenders.
Martin Chair James C. “Jim” Smith was elected president-elect of the Association for Law, Property and Society. ALPS is an organization for scholars conducting interdisciplinary legal scholarship on all aspects of property law and policy including real, personal, intellectual, intangible, cultural, personal and other forms of property.
Jack L. Rives, executive director and chief operating officer of the American Bar Association, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Georgia School of Law’s Commencement May 17 at 10 a.m. on the North Campus quadrangle in front of the law school. In the event of rain, graduation will be moved to Stegeman Coliseum. For those unable to attend, the ceremony will be available for live viewing at www.ustream.tv/channel/ugalaw .
Congratulations to second-year student Andrew D. Mason, who received the 2014 Stanley Cohn/James Dorsett Scholarship from the American Counsel Association. Established in 1928, the ACA is the oldest association of independent law firms in the world and aims to enhance standards of practice, aid deserving law students, and provide a social and business network for its distinguished members.
Georgia Law students participating in the school’s Global Internship Program this summer will have the opportunity to gain international legal experience while working for organizations across the globe such as the Human Rights League in Slovakia, UNESCO in France, the Israel Law Center, Dacheng Law Firm in China and the University of West Indies Cave Hill in Barbados. A total of 17 students will be participating in the program this summer with placements spanning 13 countries and five continents.