School launches new journal
The School of Law’s newest legal journal, the Georgia Criminal Law Review, hosted its first symposium, which focused on sentencing in Georgia and examined the complex issues surrounding sentencing and various reform issues that have taken place throughout the state. The founding members of the journal are third-year students (l. to r.) Daniel Zimmer, Alex Clark, Emmanuel Kyei, Audrey Cunningham and Richmond Wrinkle.
Record amount raised for Legal Food Frenzy
The law school community raised a record amount – $14,734.21 (the equivalent of 58,937 meals) – during the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, which culminated with the much loved Pie-A-Professor/Peer event. This annual two-week fundraising competition was created in partnership with the Georgia Attorney General, the State Bar of Georgia and its Younger Lawyers Division, and the Georgia Food Bank Association. Funds raised were donated to the Northeast Georgia Food Bank.
Sea Grant Fellows share research
Third-year students Varad Dabke (left) and Rob Hillyer served as Georgia Sea Grant Legal Fellows, during which time they conducted research to address critical environmental, economic and social concerns primarily affecting coastal Georgia for the past two years. Dabke specialized in the area of aquaculture and Hillyer focused on areas of resilience and infrastructure, specifically on local adaptation of road networks. Both students presented their work at the Georgia Climate Conference.
Learning on the road
This spring, Assistant Professor Zohra Ahmed (third from right) and several of her students visited Montgomery, Alabama, where they were able to tour The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration. The museum was founded by Montgomery’s Equal Justice Initiative. It is viewed as “an engine for education about the legacy of racial inequity and for the truth and reconciliation that leads to real solutions to contemporary problems.”