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Georgia Law launches full-time semester of work/study in Atlanta

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Georgia Law will expand its footprint with an Atlanta campus that will open for the 2016 spring semester. The first program to be launched at the new facility will be the Atlanta Semester in Practice, which will offer second- and third-year students the opportunity to receive full-time, practical experience through placements in the judicial, government, corporate and nonprofit arenas.


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The University of Georgia School of Law will host the Georgia Court of Appeals on Oct. 14 in its Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom as the court hears oral arguments on three cases involving medical negligence, sovereign immunity and aggravated assault. The proceedings will begin at 10:30 a.m. A question-and-answer session with Court of Appeals judges will follow the arguments. The event is free and open to the public.

University of Georgia faculty recently published recommendations on the ethical and legal application of a population-based, statewide Alzheimer’s registry. They argue that with a more developed data-collection tool, Georgia’s public policy creators will be better informed to serve the impacted population and battle the disease. Georgia Law Professor Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, with support from Dr.

The Georgia Law Challenge will match, dollar for dollar, all new and increased gifts to the Law School Fund received between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.  With the challenge, the school’s goal is to double the Law School Fund this fiscal year - reaching the $2 million mark - and to award more in scholarship aid than ever before. We hope you will join the challenge to help educate the next generation of legal leaders who will enrich our communities - on a state, national and global level.

25th Annual Law Dawg BBQ

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The entire law school community is invited to attend the 25th Annual Law School BBQ, which will take place Homecoming Weekend on Herty Field two-and-one-half hours prior to kickoff. Ticket sales end Oct. 2 at 5 p.m.



October 7, 2015 - 8:30am

In honor of Harvard University Press' release of Associate Professor Mehrsa Baradaran's book How the Other Half Banks, there will be a breakfast discussion on America's banking system that will feature: Simon Johnson, professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management; Lisa Donner, the executive director of Americans for Financial Reform...

October 14, 2015 - 10:30am to 12:35pm

The Georgia Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on three cases. The bench will be comprised of Presiding Judge Anne Elizabeth Barnes, Judge William M. Ray II and Judge Carla Wong McMillian. The following cases will be heard: R. Robles, Individually and as surviving spouse and Administrator of Estate of Iselda Moreno v. P.

October 14, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm


Ms. Stacey Godfrey Evans ('03):  S.G. Evans Law, LL.C. and Georgia State Representative from Cobb County;

Mr. Charlie Bethel ('01):  J&J Industries and Georgia State Senator from Dalton, GA

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

Former EEOC General Counsels will share insights and wisdom on careers in Employment Law.

1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls are encouraged to attend.

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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