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Former U.S. Sen. Chambliss kicks off semester of political, legal insights as Sanders Scholar at Georgia Law

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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.


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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.

Law School Student Organization Fair

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 All Georgia law students are invited to meet and speak with representatives from the law school's many student organizations at the law school's Student Organization Fair on August 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.on the first floor of Hirsch Hall. Please plan to attend and to find an organization that fits your interests. For a list of current student organizations, please visit the student organization page on the law school's website:  www.law.uga.edu/georgia-law-student-organizations.



August 31, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm

The University of Georgia School of Law offers joint degree programs that enable students to earn both the law and graduate degrees in four academic years rather than the five it would take to obtain them individually.

August 31, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:25pm

The Law Republicans invite you to hear from Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens as he speaks on Federal Overreach & the Constitution.

September 10, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:20pm

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. 

September 16, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm

Dr. Daniel Blum, a post-doctoral researcher the Vienna University of Economics and Business, will present at this Faculty Workshop session. 

Dean Rusk International Law Center

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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