Advocate Magazine

The Advocate is published annually by the University of Georgia School of Law for alumni, friends and members of the law school community. All online issues are in PDF format and require a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader to view or print. To aid in referencing articles in past issues, please utilize the Advocate Online Index. To view past issues of the magazine, please see our Archive Page.


Advocate 2013 Cover

2013 (Vol. 47)

ISSN 1557-1033


Table of Contents

A farewell message from Associate Dean Paul M. Kurtz  pp.2-3
Longtime faculty member and Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Paul Kurtz penned a departing note to members of the law school community.

Resolving conflicts of law arising from same-sex relationships  pp.4-7
Associate Professor Hillel Levin explores how to address conflicts resulting from the differing legal treatments of same-sex relationships in the United States.

Rare Supreme Court photos offer brief connection to the Constitution in action  pp.8-10
Associate Professor Sonja West shares two rarely published photos of the U.S. Supreme Court in session and opines about whether the court should allow cameras into oral arguments.

Digital Commons delivers Georgia Law to the world  pp.11-12
Faculty Services Librarian T.J. Striepe highlights the law school’s digital database, which contains approximately 5,000 documents and has provided more than 600,000 downloads.

Headlines  pp.13-16
Top news from Georgia Law.

Sixth Georgia Law graduate in nine years selected to clerk for U.S. Supreme Court  p.13

Administrative changes  pp.14-15
Brown named associate dean of academic affairs; Georgia Law alumnus to be next UGA president

Hirsch Hall Highlights  pp.17-25
Key events and institutional briefs.

U.N. Legal Counsel Patricia O’Brien: The protection of human rights is for all  p.17
As one of the keynote presenters at the American Society of International Law Midyear Meeting, United Nations Legal Counsel Patricia O’Brien addressed the organization’s role in the area of human rights.

Conference explores the future of the Cuban embargo  p.18

U.N. executive Ertharin Cousin: Multilateral approaches key to solving resource issues  p.20
Georgia Law alumna Ertharin Cousin (J.D.’82), the executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, served as the keynote speaker of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law’s “International Law in a Time of Scarcity” conference.

Faculty Accomplishments  pp.26-30
The latest on faculty scholarship and achievements.

Student Briefs  pp.31-35
Student activities, accomplishments and profiles.

Advocacy teams secure two national championships and other top honors  p.31
Georgia Law’s advocacy program had an outstanding year that resulted in two national titles and numerous other high-level finishes.

Class of 2013 Commencement   pp.36-37
A photo essay of the graduation ceremony and excerpts from the keynote address delivered by U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Beverly Martin (J.D.’81).

Alumni Activities  pp.38-44
Alumni news, events and profiles.

Darden and Jones honored with DSS Award  p.38
The Law School Association presented attorney Buddy Darden (J.D.’67) and U.S. District Court Judge Steve Jones (J.D.’87) with its highest honor.

Reunion Weekend and Homecoming Ad  p.IBC

Why I Support Georgia Law  p.BC