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UGA LAW SCHOOL DELIVERS FOOD TO SOUTH GEORGIA TORNADO VICTIMS

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Friday, March 3, 2000

WRITER: Kathy R. Pharr, (706) 542-5172

CONTACT: Kathy R. Pharr, (706) 542-5172, pharr@arches.uga.edu

UGA LAW SCHOOL DELIVERS FOOD TO SOUTH GEORGIA TORNADO VICTIMS

ATHENS, Ga. - While many UGA students were packing their bags for spring break, second-year law student Mark Mitchell was loading up his truck with boxes of canned goods and heading to Moultrie. Mitchell delivered nearly 600 pounds of food and a check for $1,705 to the Colquitt County Red Cross this morning. The food was collected during a special food drive held at the University of Georgia School of Law on Monday, February 28 and Tuesday, February 29.

The food drive was organized by the Georgia League, a law student organization devoted to service to Georgia's smaller communities, in conjunction with the School of Law's Alumni Programs Office and the Moultrie Bar Association. The Colquitt County Red Cross will use the donations to assist tornado victims in Colquitt, Grady, Mitchell, and Tift counties.

Law school students, faculty and staff participated in the effort, which generated $1,155 in addition to the canned goods. The Moultrie Bar Association matched almost half of the amount collected, bringing the grand total to $1,705.

The Georgia League promotes closer ties between a network of law students and alumni who practice in the state's smaller communities. One of its projects, the annual Georgia League Report, includes a wide variety of articles written by law students on topics such as workers' compensation, municipal corporations, criminal law, environmental issues and office technology advancements. It is mailed to local policymakers throughout the state and seeks to inform practitioners, legislators, municipal attorneys and judges on current issues of interest.

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