UGA School of Law opens Veterans Legal Clinic

Monday, June 18, 2018

Beginning this month, veterans living in Georgia can receive legal assistance they may not otherwise have access to or be able to afford through the University of Georgia School of Law’s new Veterans Legal Clinic. Georgia has the ninth largest population of veterans in the United States, many of whom return home with service-related disabilities and therefore rely on benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, according to 30-plus-year public service lawyer and educator Alexander W. “Alex” Scherr, who will direct the clinic’s operations.Individuals seeking help from the clinic can call 706-542-6439 or send an email to .

Ten students receive summer judicial fellowships

Monday, June 11, 2018

Consistent with its commitment to the judiciary and reflecting one of its core values of “service to state and society,” the University of Georgia School of Law is pleased to announce that 10 first-year law students were awarded fellowships to pursue judicial clerkships this summer. These students are currently working throughout the Peach State in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals in addition to State Courts, Superior Courts and Probate Courts. This program enables students to see the immense value of working for judges at a variety of levels: they learn the role of the judiciary in our country’s legal system, see the importance of public service firsthand, develop critical thinking and writing skills, and make valuable connections.

UGA law students embark on public interest fellowships in record numbers, Nearly 50 law students awarded $83,000+ in public service grants

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

UGA School of Law students are answering the call of public service in record-breaking numbers. Thanks to additional funding sources, the law school has been able to provide 48 students with monetary support to pursue summer public interest work in a variety of settings. This number more than doubles the number of participants from two years ago in 2016, which was 22. The total amount of funding has grown significantly as well, from $53,000 in 2016 to more than $83,000 in 2018. In addition, the number of fellowship sources has grown to eight, including new grants supporting work in health and municipal law.

Honeychurch and Kessler win Georgia Bar Access to Justice Awards

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Congratulations to 2018 School of Law alumnae Mary S. Honeychurch and Samantha Kessler for winning the State Bar of Georgia Law School Excellence in Access to Justice Awards. These awards recognize law students who have "excelled in participation in support of a civil pro bono or legal aid program satisfying previously unmet civil legal needs or extended services to underserved segments of the population." These honors will be officially presented by the Georgia Bar's Access to Justice Committee and Pro Bono Resource Center in October.

School of Law wins three national titles in 2017-18, bringing five-year total to 10

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The School of Law's advocacy teams continue to build on the program's tradition of excellence. During the 2017-18 academic year, UGA law students captured three national championships in addition to one regional trophy and one state crown. This brings the law school's five-year tally for moot court and mock trial victories to 10 national championships, six regional trophies and two state titles.