Georgia Law alumnus funds nation’s first child sexual abuse victim clinic; Groundbreaking opportunity will aid victims, train next generation of attorneys

Monday, November 2, 2015

The University of Georgia School of Law will be the first in the nation to have an experiential learning opportunity dedicated solely to the assistance of victims of child sexual abuse. The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic will open January 2016. Initial funding for the clinic has been donated by Georgia Law alumnus Marlan B. Wilbanks, who received his Juris Doctor in 1986. It is expected that many of the clinic’s first clients will be those now eligible to bring civil charges against their abusers as a result of the passage of House Bill 17, the “Hidden Predator Act,” by the Georgia legislature.


Georgia Law wins annual Florida/Georgia moot court competition

Friday, October 30, 2015

Congratulations to third-year students Stephen D. Morrison and Jacob M. "Jake" Ware, who defeated a team from the University of Florida to win the annual Florida/Georgia-Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition in Jacksonville. The long-running tournament is traditionally held the Friday before the Georgia-Florida football game. Two law students from each school compete as lawyers in a mock appellate case, and the victors earn the right to keep the championship trophy at their law school for the year. Georgia Law's win brings its record in the competition to 22-9-2.


Georgia Law grad confirmed as vice chancellor on the Delaware Court of Chancery, Montgomery-Reeves makes history as the first African American and second female

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tamika Montgomery-Reeves, a 2006 cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, was unanimously confirmed by the Delaware Senate on Oct. 28 as a vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, which is the most important and prestigious court for business law in the United States. Nominated by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, Montgomery-Reeves is the first African-American in the 220-plus-year history of the court to serve as a vice chancellor. She is also only the court’s second female vice chancellor.


Georgia Law leads in bar exam passage rate, grads of state’s flagship law school prove preparedness for legal career

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Georgia Law saw a higher percentage of its graduates pass the July 2015 administration of the state bar exam than any other law school in the state. UGA led both public and private law schools with regard to first-time takers and overall exam takers. The passage rate for first-time test takers from Georgia Law was 87 percent, 9.2 percentage points higher than the state average of 77.8 percent for ABA-approved law schools.


Georgia Law students interact with Georgia's top elected leaders

Monday, October 26, 2015

Students taking former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ Political Leadership and the Law class at the University of Georgia School of Law spent a day in Atlanta hearing from some of Georgia’s top elected leaders. The class initially convened at the State Capitol, where law students received insights and advice from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives David Ralston and leading public affairs professional Arthur B. “Skin” Edge IV. The day was capped off by lunch at Mary Mac’s Tea Room and a visit from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

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