Multiple events scheduled around Homecoming

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Georgia Law is pleased to host a range of events for members of the law school community leading up to the annual Homecoming Barbeque on Saturday, 10/15. There will be a Prospective Student Open House on 10/13, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood (J.D.'90) will present a Signature Lecture on sentencing on 10/13, the final round of the J. Melvin England Mock Trial Competition will take place on 10/14, the Law School Association Council will have its fall meeting on 10/14, and there will be on-campus interviews and a Career Day event facilitating student and attorney interactions on 10/14.  


U.S. District Court Chief Judge to deliver Signature Lecture at Georgia Law

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Lisa Godbey Wood, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, will present “Reflections on Sentencing” at the University of Georgia School of Law Oct. 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. The event is free and open to the public. Wood is also serving as Georgia Law’s inaugural B. Avant Edenfield Jurist in Residence, which is a position created to give law students an opportunity to learn from federal judges in a series of mini-courses. She will lead a course on sentencing.


Firm and Corporation challenge winners announced

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Congratulations to Gulfstream Aerospace (category A), Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar (category B) and Taylor English Duma (category C) for winning Georgia Law's 2015-16 Firm and Corporation Alumni/Alumnae Challenge. Grouped by the number of Georgia Law alumni/alumnae lawyers employed at an organization, this annual competition seeks firm-wide participation of Georgia Law graduates making a personal gift to the law school during the current fiscal year. The first firm to reach 100 percent participation in each category size wins the challenge. Notably this is Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar's fourth consecutive year winning the competition.


Five jurists, including a U.S. Supreme Court justice, teach law courses

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

This academic year, Georgia Law students will have the opportunity to learn from a number of distinguished jurists, with two serving as Edenfield Jurists in Residence. The judges scheduled to teach include: Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas, Senior Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia David B. Sentelle (Edenfield Jurist in Residence), Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia Lisa Godbey Wood (Edenfield Jurist in Residence) (pictured on the law school's homepage), Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama R. David Proctor and Vice Chancellor on the Delaware Court of Chancery Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves.


Novosel and Goldberg take top honors in negotiation competition

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Congratulations to second-year student Nichole Novosel for winning the Top Negotiator Award in Georgia Law's intramural negotiation competition. Second-year student Rachel N. Goldberg earned the First Runner-up Award, and both will be invited to join the school's competition team. More than 75 students participated in this year's tournament. 

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