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School of Law provides 80,000+ service hours, ranks nationally for clerkship and employment

Friday, April 16, 2021

The School of Law continues to prepare its students to be successful in their future careers as lawyers. In 2019-2020, School of Law students enrolled in clinical and field placement programs provided more than 80,000 uncompensated service hours. More than 24,000 of those hours occurred under the direct supervision of law school faculty members directing in-house clinical programs - all of which provide access to justice services for underrepresented communities and individuals. Additionally, employment statistics for the Class of 2020 place the School of Law at 8th in the nation for federal clerkships and 16th for jobs requiring bar passage or where a J.D. is considered an advantage, according to Statistics are based on employment 10 months after graduation and underscore the first-rate training our students receive, which will help them become future leaders for state and society.

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Kadri presents at Wake Forest Law

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Assistant Professor Thomas E. Kadri presented "Platform Federalism" as part of the Wake Forest University School of Law's faculty workshop series during April.

Business Law Clinic hosts pop-up clinics for Innovation District’s Startup Week

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

As part of Athens Startup Week, the School of Law’s Business Law Clinic held two free pop-up legal clinics for small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs. Clinic participants received guidance on issues such as choosing and structuring a business entity, how to divide equity among co-founders, intellectual property protection, licensing and permits, and complying with regulations. Organized by the university’s Innovation District in collaboration with Athensmade and the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens Startup Week in April was designed to showcase the growing entrepreneurship community in Athens and at UGA, and to help turn innovative ideas into products, business ventures and nonprofits.

UGA competes in Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

in the 28th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. They argued against a team from France with arbitrators from Greece, Ukraine and India. As part of their preparation, the team also competed in Fordham University’s Vis Pre-Moot and the German law firm Bodenheimer’s first Pre-Moot tournament. The School of Law team was coached by Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge and third-year student Sarah Anne Nelson.

Brown featured on The World

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism & Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor Lonnie T. Brown Jr. was featured on "The World" public radio news program regarding former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, the subject of Brown's book. The segment titled "Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark dies at 93" was reported by Rupa Shenoy and aired 4/12/21.