UGA School of Law hosts "Robes in the Schools" program


Writer: Curry Andrews, 706/542-5253, lawprstu@uga.edu
Contact: Paul Kurtz, 706/542-7140, pmkurtz@uga.edu

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia School of Law is pleased to announce its participation in the "Robes in the Schools" program, which brings together a panel of judges to share their experiences, give advice and answer questions from students interested in the legal profession. The program will be held in Hirsch Hall, classroom B, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 30.

Making the trip to campus to participate in the program is Chief Judge Patricia Barron from the Magistrate Court of Athens-Clarke County along with five Georgia Law alumni: Judge Janet F. King from the U.S. Magistrate Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Judge Melodie Snell Conner from the Superior Court of Gwinnett County, Judge Doris L. "Dee" Downs from the Superior Court of Fulton County, Judge Susan B. Forsling from the State Court of Fulton County and Judge Stephen S. Goss from the Superior Court of Dougherty County.

"We are extremely proud to host this program with six impressive judges, five of whom are our alumni," Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Paul M. Kurtz said. "I'm sure that students will gain a new appreciation for and a better understanding of the legal profession in general and the role of a judge in particular."

The six-judge panel will speak to students about their paths to law school and the bench and share strategies and tips for success in the legal field. The program will be moderated by Georgia Law Hosch Professor Julian A. Cook III.

This program will be one of more than 40 presentations that will take place at law schools, colleges and high schools throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area and in select counties throughout the state of Georgia on Sept. 30. It is sponsored by Just the Beginning Foundation, which strives to develop and nurture interest in the law among young persons from various ethnic backgrounds underrepresented in the legal profession and to support their continued advancement.