Law students secure trip to national championship round

Monday, November 15, 2010

Third-year law students Meredith C. Lee and Michael T. Rafi have secured a seat at the final rounds of the National Moot Court Competition after an outstanding performance during the regional tournament. Lee received the Best Advocate Award and Rafi was less than one point behind Lee in overall scores. The championship rounds will take place in New York in Jan. 2011.


UGA ranked fourth highest producer of Fulbright Scholars; recipients include School of Law professor

Monday, November 15, 2010

Associate Professor Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge has received a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at the University of Vienna, Austria for the 2010-11 academic year. His project is entitled, "Dispute Resolution and the Constitution." Rutledge is one of four UGA professors who received the distinguished scholarship.


Keenan's Kids Foundation Announces Winners of the 10th Annual Law Student Closing Argument Competition

Friday, November 12, 2010

Georgia Law second-year student Trevor J. Maitland captured fourth place in the 10th Annual Keenan's Kids Foundation Law Student Closing Argument Competition. The competition, which was held in the Keenan Law Firm mock courtroom, was established to show students the importance of children's rights and to encourage them to practice in this area of the law.


Fifth UGA School of Law graduate in seven years selected to clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court

Friday, December 3, 2010

Georgia Law graduate Brian C. Lea (J.D.'09) has been invited to clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court for the October 2011 term. Lea's selection means that five former students have been selected to clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court in the last seven years and further solidifies Georgia Law's position among the nation's elite law schools for supplying clerks to our nation's highest court.


UGA to mark 50th anniversary of desegregation in 2011; legal issues panel to feature 1970 Georgia Law alumnus Robert Benham

Monday, November 8, 2010

The University of Georgia will mark the 50th anniversary of its desegregation with a series of events starting on Jan. 9-the date in 1961 when Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter (now Hunter-Gault) became the first African Americans to register for classes-and continuing for 50 days through Feb. 28, the end of Black History Month. One of the events will be a panel discussion of the legal issues involved in the university's desegregation on Jan. 10 featuring Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham (J.D.'70).

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