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Lectures & Colloquia

As a law student, your perspective will be broadened by exposure to a host of different backgrounds, teaching styles and viewpoints from your professors and by the experiences of distinguished guest lecturers. Georgia Law also sponsors eminent guest scholars to teach minicourses and to speak to students each year.  One of the distinct advantages of attending a law school with an established national reputation is the quality of guest lecturers it attracts.

Faculty Colloquium Series

 

Faculty Colloquium Series
Demonstrating a commitment to scholarly engagement, Georgia Law hosts a Faculty Colloquium Series through which some of the nation's top legal academics come to Athens to present substantial works in progress to the law school faculty.

 

International Law Colloquium Series

 

International Law Colloquium Series
The International Law Colloquium Series brings leading international law scholars to campus to present substantial works in progress to Georgia Law students and faculty.

John A. Sibley Lecture Series
In 1964, the trustees of the Loridans Foundation established the John A. Sibley Lecture Series. These talks honor the leadership and public spirit of this 1911 Georgia Law graduate. It is hard to place the contributions of John Adams Sibley in any given decade, for his service to the law school and to the state of Georgia extended over a period of almost 80 years.

 

Edith House Lecture Series 
Inaugurated in 1983, the Edith House Lecture Series brings outstanding female legal scholars and practitioners to Athens.  The lecture series is named for Edith Elizabeth House, who was co-valedictorian of the Class of 1925, and one of the first two women to graduate from Georgia Law. House enjoyed a distinguished career in public service, which spanned more than 30 years.

Graduation Speakers
Prominent individuals in the legal field deliver the keynote address at Graduation each Spring.

 

Carl E. Sanders Political Leadership Scholars/Lecturers
Carl E. Sanders Political Leadership Scholar/Lecturer appointments bear the name of Georgia's 74th Governor and 1948 Georgia Law alumnus Carl E. Sanders. They were created so law students could learn from individuals who have distinguished themselves as leaders in politics or other forms of public service.

Other Prominent Speakers and Visitors
Georgia Law hosts many eminent scholars and political leaders each year to promote the intellectual exchange of ideas.