Brexit vote leads to uncertainty, probably more EU exits; UGA experts available to comment

Monday, June 27, 2016

UGA experts say the Brexit vote speaks to a “broken” European Union and will likely lead to uncertainty and more exits. Associate Professor Harlan G. Cohen is among the UGA experts sharing his perspective. He said, “After the Brexit vote, the one thing that’s predictable is that we’re facing a long period of uncertainty. Yesterday, everyone knew what the rules were. While the rules don’t change today, no one knows what the rules will be in in three months or two years. The terms of trade in goods and services between the U.K. and the rest of the EU, the rights of U.K. citizens to work, to health care, and to travel in other EU countries, intelligence sharing between the U.K. and the other EU governments, and the regulation of any number of industries in the U.K. are now open to debate at home and subject to negotiations abroad. Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union lays out a process for withdrawal but subjects everything to negotiation between the U.K. and the other 27 member states. No one can know today where exactly those negotiations will lead."

Georgia Law grads leading Georgia’s lawyers

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Congratulations to the Georgia Law graduates now leading the activities at the State Bar of Georgia – President Patrick T. O’Connor (J.D.’81), Treasurer Kenneth Bryant "Ken" Hodges III (J.D.’91) and Young Lawyers Division President Jennifer Campbell Mock (J.D.’07). Additionally, Jennifer Auer Jordan (J.D.’01) just joined the state bar’s board. Several alumni and alumnae received honors for their service and dedication to the profession during the organization’s Annual Meeting. They include: Distinguished Service Award – R. Chris Phelps (J.D.’76); Chief Justice Thomas O. Marshall Professionalism Award – Robert Benham (J.D.’70); Tradition of Excellence Awards – John Allen Dickerson (J.D.’71), John W. Timmons (J.D.’70), Michael L. Murphy (J.D.’73) and William S. “Bill” Stone (J.D.’78); YLD Ethics & Professionalism Award – Amanda M. Mathis (J.D.’11); Award of Achievement for Service to the Profession – Daiquiri J. Steele (J.D.’08); Award of Achievement for Service to the Public – Amanda N. Moyer (J.D.’11); and Award of Achievement for Service to the YLD – ShaMiracle S. Johnson (J.D.’09).

Scherr named Georgia Law's associate dean for clinical programs and experiential learning

Monday, June 20, 2016

Alexander W. Scherr has been named the University of Georgia School of Law’s new associate dean for clinical programs and experiential learning. In this role, he will work to enhance and advance the school’s experiential learning offerings, which currently include 15 clinical courses and a wide range of simulation classes.

New fellowships expand public interest opportunities at Georgia Law, Students take summer placements in Georgia and around the world

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

As the academic year comes to a close, the University of Georgia School of Law has announced the creation of three new fellowship opportunities, which combined with existing support will allow more than 20 rising second- and third-year students to take summer positions in the public interest arena. Public interest fellowship recipients will spend the next few months working in legal placements including public defender’s and prosecutor’s offices, nonprofit agencies, a law school clinic and the U.S. Department of Justice. Three placements will take students overseas to Phnom Penh, Jerusalem and Bangkok.

Working in the Public Interest Conference wins State Bar of Georgia Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Award

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The State Bar of Georgia has awarded the law school's Working in the Public Interest Conference its 2016 Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Award. Presented by the State Bar of Georgia's Access to Justice Committee, the Young Lawyers Division and the Pro Bono Resource Center, the award recognizes the WIPI group for its "commitment to, and support for, the delivery of pro bono civil legal services to the poor and underserved communities in Georgia."