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Coenen receives Faculty Research Award

Friday, May 7, 2021

University Professor and Caldwell Chair in Constitutional Law Dan T. Coenen received the law school's Faculty Research Award for his article "Reconceptualizing Hybrid Rights" in 61 Boston College Law Review 2355 (2020). This award provides the opportunity to "recognize and celebrate the scholarly interests, talents and engagement" of the School of Law's faculty. The winner of the honor is selected by a committee of outside scholars, who have served as associate deans or deans. 

UGA moot court program ranked 2nd in nation

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The School of Law's moot court program was recently ranked number two in the nation based on competition performances during the 2020-21 academic year. The University of Houston Law Center compiles this ranking to determine which 16 law schools to invite to its Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship each spring. UGA has won this "best of the best" competition twice and finished as finalists twice in the tournament's 12-year history.

Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice to deliver 2021 School of Law Commencement address

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton will deliver the University of Georgia School of Law’s 2021 Commencement address May 22 in Stegeman Coliseum, with social distancing measures in place. Approximately 215 students will be eligible to participate in this year’s ceremony for Juris Doctor (J.D.), Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Master in the Study of Law (M.S.L) candidates. The ticketed event will start at 10 a.m. with social distancing measures and the university’s Clear Bag Policy in effect. Details for the livestreaming of the ceremony and virtual program will be available soon.

First Amendment Clinic files amicus brief

Monday, May 3, 2021

The First Amendment Clinic has filed an amicus brief in the case ACLU v. Zeh urging the Georgia Supreme Court to correct a ruling by the state Court of Appeals that could weaken free speech and free press protections under Georgia’s anti-Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation statute. The brief was primarily authored by clinic Director Clare R. Norins and third-year student Michael Sloman, with contributions from the University of Virginia School of Law’s First Amendment Clinic. 

Cross-clinic advocacy wins safety, stability and citizenship for client

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

A longtime immigrant client of two School of Law clinics recently became a U.S. citizen after years of advocacy. The earliest work with the client was undertaken by the Jane W. Wilson Family Justice Clinic, which secured a 12-month family violence protective order and a negotiated resolution giving the client exclusive possession of the marital residence and a vehicle, sole child custody and child support. The client was then referred to the Community Health Law Partnership Clinic, which initially helped her retain permanent residency through the Violence Against Women Act and later represented her in a successful naturalization application.