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Rodrigues named associate dean for faculty development


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Georgia Law’s Usha Rodrigues has been named the school’s new associate dean for faculty development. In this role, she will work closely with the law school’s faculty, especially its untenured professors, to expand and promote scholarly activities. “I am pleased Usha, an accomplished scholar, will be serving in this position,” said Georgia Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge. “I believe our faculty will benefit greatly from her knowledge, work ethic and experience and that she will be able to assist our professors with their scholarly pursuits.”



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Congratulations to third-year students Candace D. Farmer, M. Laughlin Kane and Alicia N. Luncheon for finishing as semifinalists in the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship. The trio also prepared the third best brief of the competition.

Georgia Law has received a $3.4 million gift from the estate of former Georgia Gov. Carl E. Sanders. Approximately $2.4 million will be used to create the Carl E. Sanders Law Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarships to law students. The remainder of the gift will be added to the Carl E. Sanders Chair in Political Leadership Fund, which was established in 2002 to support a faculty position for someone to “educate students about the roles of law and lawyers in shaping public policy and about the role of lawyers in positions of leadership.”

Georgia Law fared well in two recent rankings - for preparing students for firm work and for moot court performance. The law school ranked 11th in the nation based on responses from alumni when they were asked how well their law school had prepared them for firm work. Georgia Law was 6th according to the University of Houston Blakely Institute ranking that combines scores from ABA-approved moot court competitions. Both listings appeared in the November issue of The National Jurist magazine. 

Loung Ung lecture: "First They Killed My Father"

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Cambodian-born human rights activist Loung Ung will discuss her memoir "First They Killed My Father" and the Cambodian human rights movement in the Betty Jean Craige Annual lecture on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. in Rusk Hall's Larry Walker Room. This event is sponsored by the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy, UGA's Department of Comparative Literature, the Willson Center for the Humanities & Arts, and the Georgia Law Project on Armed Conflict & Children. It is open to the public and will be followed by a reception.




January 30, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Interviews for selected students in New York.

January 30, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Interviews for selected students in Nashville, TN.

February 6, 2015 - 3:30pm

This is the final round of the Beaird Closing Argument Competition, which features first-year law students.  Callaway Chair Emeritus Ron Carlson will serve as the presiding judge. This event is open to the public.

February 13, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

The entire 1L class is encouraged to attend and mingle with attorney guests.  Firms, corporations, non-profits and government agencies are invited to send attorney representatives to meet the class, regardless of whether or not they anticipate hiring 1Ls.  Attorneys enjoy getting to know the Class of 2017 and welcoming them to the legal...

February 21, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Dean Rusk Center
for International Law and Policy

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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