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The University of Georgia School of Law’s First Amendment Clinic conducted a record number of trainings during the Spring 2022 semester.

Photo: Ruthie Owen (2L) and Lindsey Floyd (fellow) 
April 2022 Georgia Scholastic Press Association Workshop

Partnering with the Georgia Scholastic Press Association and The Red & Black student newspaper at UGA, the Clinic spoke on three separate occasions to high school and collegiate journalists from around the state about protecting student press freedoms.

Photo: Samantha Luzader (2L)
April 2022 Open Government Training - Sandersville, GA

The Clinic also went on the road with the Georgia First Amendment Foundation to provide information to law enforcement and local officials about the state’s sunshine laws and respecting First Amendment rights online. Many thanks to the Georgia Municipal Association for hosting several of these trainings.

Special appreciation goes to the agencies who came out to learn more about ensuring government transparency and upholding freedom of speech. They include, without limitation:

  • Law enforcement: Avondale Estates, Bibb County, Blythe, Dublin, Dunwoody, Emory University, Franklin, Newnan, Pine Lake, Sandersville, Stone Mountain Park, Wadley
  • Municipalities: Alapaha, Blythe, Butler, Cochran, Darien, Davisboro, Flemington, Flowery Branch, Franklin, Grovetown, Guyton, Harlem, Hogansville, Lake City, Lenox, Metter, Montrose, Nicholson, Oxford, Reynolds, Tennille, Sandersville, Screven, Vidalia, Watkinsville, Waynesboro, Woodbine, Woolsey
  • Counties: Eastman-Dodge, Macon-Bibb

The Clinic additionally provided information about open government and First Amendment rights on social media platforms to participants in the University of Georgia’s Osher Lifelong Learning Initiative (OLLI).

Photo: David Afahame (fellow), Ashley Waterfill (3L) 
and Lindsey Floyd (fellow) at OLLI training