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UGA wins Legal Food Frenzy

student receiving food frenzy trophy

The School of Law won the 2023 Law School Legal Food Frenzy this year, raising $10,064 (the equivalent of 40,246 meals), which was donated to the Northeast Georgia Food Bank to assist vulnerable individuals in Athens and its surrounding communities. This is the second time UGA has won this annual contest, which is championed by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr (J.D.’99). Above, Carr presents 2L Class President Jansen Killian (right) with the Attorney General’s Cup.


Students organize four conferences

This academic year, student-run conferences brought a variety of scholars and legal professionals to campus to examine a range of timely issues.

The Georgia Criminal Law Review symposium titled “Confronting Contemporary Criminal Justice in Georgia: A Dialogue Addressing Conviction Integrity, Domestic Violence, and the Death Penalty” featured an opening presentation by Associate Professor Sarah Shannon and fiscal analyst Holly Lynde, who both work at UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, as well as three panels.

The Georgia Law Review’s annual conference focused on the intersection of law and technology and offered three panel discussions as well as a joint keynote address delivered by Roy Hadley (J.D.’88), board chair of the Technology Association of Georgia Information Security Society, and Matthew Grocoff (J.D.’92), founder of THRIVE Collaborative and a member of the Salient Energy Advisory Board.

“Art with a Capital A(i)” was the topic discussed at the Journal of Intellectual Property Law symposium. The event featured the law school’s Associate Professor Jonathan Peters and Associate Director for Research and Copyright Services Stephen Wolfson in addition to Seyfarth Shaw Partner Lauren Gregory Leipold and Georgia Museum of Art Curator Jeffrey Richmond-Moll.

The Red Clay Conference, which is organized annually by the Environmental Law Association student group, was titled “Climate Change Innovation: Stakeholders and Tools.” The Peter Appel Honorary Keynote Lecturer was Regents’ Professor Marilyn A. Brown from the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy.