Appellate Litigation Clinic wins its first Georgia Supreme Court case


The Appellate Litigation Clinic has won its first case in the Georgia Supreme Court. Third-year students Addison Smith and John Lex Kenerly IV prepared and presented oral argument in the case Edward Williams v. DeKalb County et al, which will allow a lawsuit challenging a DeKalb County commissioners' vote giving themselves a pay raise to proceed to trial. Kenerly and Smith are the first law students to argue before the state's highest court under a new special provision. Additionally, second-year students Amelia K. Welch, Anre D. Washington, Devin M. Sinclair, Alexander S. Cumming, Taylor S. Bussey and Steven L. Miller assisted with case research last summer.

The clinic's victory was also featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The article titled "Lawsuit challenging DeKalb commission's pay raise vote gets new life" was written by Tyler Estep and published 3/16/20.

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