Georgia Law moot team finishes among the top in the world

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Competing against more than 250 teams from 50 different countries, the University of Georgia School of Law recently finished 17th in the world in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot last month in Vienna, Austria. The team was composed of third-year law students Jessica N. Cox, Anna W. Howard and Kate L. Jensen along with second-year law student Francis M. "Donald" Wakeford. The team was coached by Associate Professor Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge.


Carol Watson to become next law library director

Monday, April 26, 2010

Current Georgia Law Associate Director for Information Technology Carol A. Watson will become the new director of the Alexander Campbell King Law Library on July 1.  A holder of four degrees and a Georgia Law graduate, Watson has worked at the law library for more than 20 years and has been active in the American Association of Law Libraries, where she was recently elected vice president/president elect of the Southeastern chapter.  Watson will assume the director post when current Director and Professor E. Ann Puckett retires at the end of June.


Former U.S. Solicitor General Walter Dellinger to deliver law graduation address

Friday, April 23, 2010

Former acting Solicitor General of the United States Walter Dellinger will deliver the keynote address at Georgia Law's commencement on May 15, which will begin at 10 a.m. on the quadrangle in front of the law school on UGA's North Campus. Approximately 220 students will be honored for the completion of all requirements for a Juris Doctor.


Bemis named Spurgeon Fellow

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Congratulations to Georgia Law first-year student Karen S. Bemis who has been awarded the school's 2010 Spurgeon Public Service Fellowship. Supported by the Edward D. and Carol J. Spurgeon Public Service Fund, the fellowship is awarded annually to a Georgia Law student who has completed their first or second year of law school, is working in a low-paying public service summer position and has demonstrated a commitment to public service.


Georgia Law captures top four finish at national moot court competition; wins Jessup regional

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Georgia Law placed as a semifinalist in the 25th Annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Moot Court Competition, which was held in New York at Brooklyn Law School recently. Second-year law students Lacey L. Houghton, Andrew J. King and Michael T. Rafi defeated teams from West Virginia, Michigan State, New York and Yeshiva universities to finish in the top four out of 36 teams. Additionally, at the Southeast regional rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Georgia Law captured the championship trophy and finished the tournament undefeated.

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