Former U.S. Sen. Chambliss kicks off semester of political, legal insights as Sanders Scholar at Georgia Law
|Students taking the course Political Leadership and the Law at the University of Georgia School of Law this semester are receiving firsthand insights into public service from former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss. He is co-teaching the class for the fall 2015 semester with his former chief of staff, Camila Knowles, who is now serving as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The first class was held Aug. 24, 2015.|
Georgia Law proudly welcomes 14 foreign-trained lawyers from nine countries to Athens for one year of legal study in the school’s Master of Laws program. The students are from five continents, and their work backgrounds include service in a global technology company based in China and in the Bangladesh Supreme Court, State Ministries of Justice in Nigeria, the Federal Court of Taxation Law and Administrative Justice in Mexico and the Supreme People’s Court of China.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Chamblee Burch for being promoted to the rank of full professor. Associate Professors Mehrsa Baradaran, Timothy Meyer and Logan E. Sawyer III were granted tenure. Additionally, Christine M. Scartz has joined the faculty as the managing attorney of the Family Violence Clinic.
Georgia Law proudly welcomes a record setting class - the Class of 2018. Composed of 190 students, these individuals boast the highest undergraduate median grade point average in the law school's recorded history - 3.71. The median LSAT score for this class is 162. They come from 25 different states and 75 undergraduate institutions, and 17 percent indicated they are members of a minority group. All statistics as of the first day of orientation - Aug. 13, 2015.
OUTLaws will sponsor a panel discussion of the legal issues that are sure to arise as a result of the same-sex marriage cases on which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this past summer. The event will be held Sept. 9 at 12:30 pm. in Classroom A of Hirsch Hall.
The largest public interest job event in the year is the Equal Justice Career Fair, open to 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls annually.
Come learn how to access and apply for jobs for summer and after graduation, and how to access even more openings at the open "table talk" walk up interviews.
Dr. Daniel Blum, a post-doctoral researcher the Vienna University of Economics and Business, will present at this Faculty Workshop session.
Dr. Jack Rakove, Pulitzer Prize-winning professor of history, political science and law at Stanford University and a world-renowned expert on the U.S. Constitution, will present "Constitution Day: What did the Constitution Originally Mean?
All law students are invited to come learn about ways to connect with the Younger Lawyers' Division of the Georgia Bar Association, to create contacts and build credentials in preparation for a successful career as a Georgia attorney.
The Dean Rusk Center was established in 1977 to expand the scope of international law and policy initiatives at the University of Georgia School of Law. Today, the Rusk Center, which is housed in Rusk Hall on UGA’s North Campus, provides a forum for collaboration and debate on issues of global importance, administers international education programs, and sponsors law school outreach to diverse partners around the world.
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