Ethics Week Lecture focuses on human blind spots

Monday, November 12, 2018

You are not as ethical as you think you are. That’s the takeaway from the 2018 Ethics Week Lecture by Ann E. Tenbrunsel on Nov. 7. The lecture kicked off UGA’s observance of the University System of Georgia’s International Fraud Awareness Week and UGA’s Ethics Awareness Week beginning Nov. 11. The lecture, titled “Blind Spots: Why We Aren’t As Ethical As We Think We Are,” focused on why people overinflate their own honesty or others’ dishonesty depending on the situation. Tenbrunsel, the David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics in the College of Business Administration at the University of Notre Dame and the co-author of “Blind Spots,” discussed the blind nature of ethicality and behavioral ethics.

Nunnally successfully argues case for Wilbanks CEASE Clinic client

Monday, November 12, 2018

Congratulations to third-year law student Michael Nunnally for successfully arguing a Motion to Compel Discovery and for attorney's fees on behalf of one of the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic clients in a civil suit in the Monroe County Superior Court. The court ordered the defendant to provide responses to several interrogatories and requests for the production of documents as well as attorney’s fees. Nunnally also requested several sanctions, which the judge stated he will order if the defendant fails to comply with the discovery requests.

Georgia veterans face challenges and UGA law students are stepping up

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The Veterans Legal Clinic serves Georgia veterans and their dependents to help them get the benefits they have earned through military service. The clinic, which opened in May, focuses on helping clients with benefits claims already submitted to the VA and the Social Security Administration, said Alexander Scherr, a UGA law professor and director of the clinic. Veteran Richard Stafford is getting assistance with his claims from the clinic and shares his story. 

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Scherr to receive Pincus Award

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Associate Professor & Veterans Legal Clinic Director Alexander W. Scherr will be awarded the 2019 William Pincus Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment to Clinical Legal Education. To be presented during the January Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, the honor recognizes clinical legal education individuals/institutions for service, scholarship, program design and implementation or other activity beneficial to clinical education or to the advancement of justice. As the preeminent national award in clinical education, this honor constitutes "a career award conferred for exceptional contributions to clinical education.”

Greenaway and Van Orsdol win Talmadge Competition

Monday, November 5, 2018

Congratulations to second-year law students Amber D. Greenaway and Justin C. Van Orsdol for winning the 2018 Talmadge Moot Court Competition.