Georgia Law finishes as regional finalists in ABA Regional Negotiation Competition

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Congratulations to second-year law students Noel E. Couch and Rachel N. Goldberg and third-year law students Molly H. Cash and Blake A. McLemore for finishing as regional finalists in the American Bar Association Regional Negotiation Competition, hosted by Georgia Law. The duos finished in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively, out of 20 teams. 


Georgia Law students emerge victorious in Southeast Model African Union

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Congratulations to the six-member Georgia Law team which won the Southeast Model African Union. Competing against 21 teams from a dozen universities and colleges, they earned the right to advance to the national tier of the contest to be held in Washington, D.C. in February. The group was named the best delegation and each member was individually honored. The team is comprised of LL.M. students Johann Ebongom (recognized as outstanding delegate and outstanding parliamentarian for the Committee on Economic Matters) and Nelly S. Ndounteng (recognized as outstanding delegate for the Committee on Social Matters; second-year student Chanel O. Chauvet (recognized as outstanding delegate for the Committee on Peace and Security); and first-year students Shummi Chowdhury (recognized as honorable mention for the Committee on Pan-Africanism and Continental Unity), Amanda Hoefer (recognized as honorable mention for the Committee on Democracy, Governance and Human Rights) and Rebecca “Becca” Wackym (recognized with a participation award for the Executive Council). This competition seeks to sharpen skills in diplomacy, leadership, government, legal research and public speaking. The Dean Rusk International Law Center sponsored the event, which was hosted by UGA's African Studies Institute.


Georgia Law leads state in bar exam passage rate

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The University of Georgia School of Law saw a high percentage of its graduates pass the July 2016 Georgia bar exam. The passage rate for first-time test takers from Georgia Law was 87.5 percent, 12.2 percentage points higher than the state average of 75.3 percent for ABA-approved law schools. For all Georgia Law graduates who took the July 2016 exam, 86.1 percent passed versus the state average of 71.1 percent.


Edwards argues before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Monday, October 31, 2016

Third-year student Jacob S. “Jake” Edwards recently presented oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit as part of the law school’s Appellate Litigation Clinic.  The question in the case was whether Mr. William Gray, Jr.’s habeas petition was second or successive given that it challenged a “new judgment.”  Third-year students Mary Grace Griffin and David R. Waldrep assisted in writing briefs and in helping Edwards prepare by acting as opposing counsel during practice arguments. All three students attended the argument in Richmond, Virginia.


Georgia Law launches women’s leadership initiative

Friday, October 28, 2016

In celebration of its own women leaders and in an effort to nurture women who will lead in the future, the School of Law this year is spearheading Georgia WILL (Georgia Women in Law Lead). Events in the next twelve months will feature women, including members of the Georgia Law community, who are national and international pathbreakers in law, business, and public service. One highlight event will occur at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in San Francisco, where Georgia Law will host a brainstorming session for women professors who are or are interested in becoming law school or university administrators; another, at Georgia Law’s Athens main campus, where IntLawGrrls contributors will convene in March for a conference marking the blog’s 10th birthday.

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