FACS Appreciation Award

Given to an individual or organization that has contributed significantly to the support of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences either financially, programatically or legislatively.

Elizabeth Grant

  • Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law and director of the Civil Externship Program and the Public Interest Practicum (PIP).
  • Obtained her bachelor's degree in history from Northwestern University and her law degree from the University of Georgia.
  • Supervises Legal Problem Solving services at the ASPIRE Clinic and serves on the ASPIRE Advisory Committee, facilitating interdisciplinary work between FACS and law students.
  • Serves as the law school’s point of contact with the Athens Access to Justice Initiative to organize pop-up legal clinics and court navigation for unrepresented litigants.
  • Helped Athens-Clarke County and the Georgia Justice Project bring record restriction events to Athens that reduce barriers to employment and housing by sealing old arrests and dismissed offenses.
  • Collaborated with the State Bar of Georgia’s Access to Justice committee to host “help-a-thons” through which volunteer lawyers supervise law students in answering questions on Georgia’s Free Legal Answers website.
  • Selected as a UGA Service-Learning fellow during the 2019-20 academic year.
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