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2020 Law School Orientations on Professionalism

Name of School# of Students Participating# Group Leaders ParticipatingProfessionalism SpeakerStudent Evaluation ResultsGroup Leader Evaluation Results
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School12735Chief Justice Harold D. Melton
Supreme Court of Georgia
Emory University Law School29845Justice Michael P. Boggs
Supreme Court of Georgia
Emory SE ResultsEmory GLE Results
Georgia State University Law School25545NoneGSU SE ResultsGSU GLE Results
Mercer University Law School14250Mr. Kevin B. Hicks, Esq.
The Law Offices of Kevin B. Hicks & Associates, LLC
Mercer SE ResultsMercer GLE Results
University of Georgia School of Law18025Ms. E. Janyce Dawkins, Esq.
Director, Equal Opportunity Office
University of Georgia
UGA SE ResultsUGA GLE Results

Each year, the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism and the State Bar of Georgia Committee on Professionalism hold Law School Orientations at each of Georgia’s five law schools.  The orientations are designed to provide incoming 1Ls with their first introduction to professionalism.  Georgia lawyers and judges are invited to serve as “Group Leaders” during the orientations to help students learn the meaning of professionalism and why it is important for them as law students.

• Student Materials 2020 are available here:


• Group Leader Materials 2020 are available here:


• The Evaluations for both students and Group Leaders are now closed.

The dates and times for the small breakout group sessions for the 2020 Law School Orientations were as follows(CONFIRMED in green) (as of 07-31-20 updates)

          • Atlanta’s John Marshall Law SchoolSaturday, August 15, 2020, Group Leader Training from 9:30 am – 10:50 am; Breakout Sessions from 11:05 am – 12:45 pm. (The Orientation will take place VIRTUALLY via Zoom)

         • Emory University School of Law, Thursday August 13, 2020, Group Leader Training from 12 Noon – 1:00 pm; Breakout Sessions from 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm (via Zoom)

         • Georgia State University College of LawAugust 11, 2020, VIRTUALLY via WebEx, Group Leader Training from 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm; Breakout Sessions from 6:00 pm – 4:00 pm

         •  Mercer University, School of LawFriday, August 14, 2020, beginning at 2:30 pm (VIRTUALLY! Updated on 07-23-20).  Mercer will have professionalism material that is UNIQUE for Mercer this year.  More details on the Mercer material and agenda are coming soon.

         • University of Georgia School of LawFriday, August 14, 2020, Group Leader Training from 1 pm – 2:15 pm; Breakout Sessions from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm (VIRTUALLY via Zoom for Group Leaders.  No Group Leaders will be on campus).

Unless otherwise noted, the confirmed times do NOT include the times for the Group Leader trainings, only for the small group professionalism breakout sessions.


To read articles on the Law School Orientations on Professionalism, please click here and here.


We look forward to welcoming judges, attorneys, and law students at the 2021 Law School Orientations.


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