Graduates in service to state and society

Judge Richard Story and family

Law school, colleagues honor U.S. District Court judge

In March, the School of Law recognized Senior U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Georgia Rick Story (J.D.’78) for his contributions to the legal field and support of the law school. Story (back row, second from right) posed for a photo with his family after friends and colleagues had an opportunity to share stories about the jurist, who recently had the Judge Richard W. (Rick) Story Scholarship Fund established in his honor.


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Students enjoy holiday with Judge Batten

Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Tim Batten (J.D.’84) hosted several students for the Thanksgiving holiday. Pictured together are (l. to r.) LL.M. students Jasur Ziyautdinov, Khatia Zukhubaia, Sasha Iordanova, Batten, Paige Batten, first-year student Sierra Hamilton and LL.M. students Tatyana Popovkina, Olia Kaliuzhna and Vlad Rudzinskyi.


UGA Law students and alums at banquet

Students and alums network at Lunar New Year Banquet

A group of law school students attended the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Lunar New Year Banquet in February, connecting with alumni/alumnae and other members of the legal community, including judges, elected officials and lawyers from a variety of organizations.

neal quirk, yvette daniels and billy ray

Graduates recognized at university awards ceremonies

The university’s Alumni Association presented UGA Foundation Chair Neal Quirk (J.D.’87) (left) with the 2023 Alumni Merit Award, which is the group’s oldest and highest honor and recognizes outstanding leadership and service to the university, the community, and his profession. Additionally, UGA Alumni Association President Yvette Daniels (J.D.’89) and U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Georgia Billy Ray (J.D.’90) were honored with Blue Key Service Awards for their major contributions to the university, the state and nation.