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Rakesh Parekh

Rakesh Parekh

Law student Rakesh Parekh has lived his whole life in the United States. Last year when he was awarded a fellowship that took him to India, he learned a lot about being a foreigner. As a legal intern for the South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre, he wrote a chapter for an Indian criminal procedure manual to be distributed to rural attorneys and activists who did not have access to traditional law libraries. He also did research about people who…

Kevin Dious

Kevin Dious

A self-proclaimed “math and science guy,” law student Kevin M. Dious has an unusual academic background for a law student. The management science and engineering major, who graduated from Stanford University in 2004, never planned on following in the footsteps of his father, Georgia
Law alumnus I. Kenneth Dious (J.D.’73), who crossed racial boundaries by becoming the first African-American sole practitioner in Athens, Ga. Although the younger Dious joked that his father “tried to steer [him] toward law school”…

John DeGenova

John DeGenova

Law student John DeGenova has brains and brawn. As an undergraduate at UGA, he was a walk-on varsity football player and a recipient of the UGA Foundation Fellowship, the university’s most prestigious scholarship. Now a UGA law student, he is building on his undergraduate experiences. DeGenova believes some of the most valuable knowledge one can bring to the practice of law is knowing there are different sides to every issue. He sees the art of examining each side as an…

Brad Brizendine

Brad Brizendine

Senior Brad Brizendine knows that windows often open when doors close. As a walk-on player to the UGA men’s basketball team, he became super-efficient at managing his time. Then, when he was cut from the team the next year, he started looking for something to do with himself. That’s when he and a friend decided to tackle issues of poverty and homelessness in Atlanta and Athens. Brizendine started a nonprofit organization called Athens PBJs. He has raised more than $10,000…

Artis

Artis Jenkins

Law student Artis “Jarrod” Jenkins is working for change. He led Students for Barack Obama, a UGA student organization committed to campaigning for Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign. He also is part of the managing board of the Georgia Law Review and currently works as managing editor. Additionally, he works as president of Law Dems, and he is a member of the Black Law Students Association, the Christian Legal Society, and he is a BAR-BRI (a bar exam preparation program) representative.…

Charlie Bailey

Charlie Bailey

After earning his bachelor’s degrees from UGA, Charlie Bailey worked for two political campaigns including Mark F. Taylor’s (J.D.’82) 2006 campaign for governor of Georgia and James Marlow’s Congressional campaign. After working on those campaigns, he came back to the university for law school. During his first year of law school, Bailey won the 2008 J. Ralph Beaird Closing Argument Competition and was elected the president of the first-year class. Then, he was elected president of the second-year class and…