Congratulations to LL.M. students Alexandra F. “Lexa” Lampe, John A. Omotunde and Tatyana Popovkina, who won the tenth LL.M. International Commercial & Investment Arbitration Moot Competition hosted by American University. The team was coached by Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge and LL.M. student Gloria María Correa. Additionally, LL.M. student Olha Kaliuzhna was named the competition’s based oralist. According to American University, this event, created specifically for LL.M. students, fosters the study of international arbitration for the resolution of international business and investment disputes.
Dean Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge was featured on Law.com regarding the U.S. Supreme Court case Coinbase v. Bielski. The article titled "SCOTUS Justices Appear Divided in Crypto Arbitration Dispute" was written by Avalon Zoppo and published 3/23/23.
Brock Associate Professor in Professional Responsibility Nathan S. Chapman published "American Religious Liberty Without (Much) Theory" in 38 Journal of Law and Religion 126 (2023).
Distinguished Research Professor & Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law Emeritus Walter Hellerstein published “Joint and Several Liability for Collection of Supplies Over Platforms” in CJEU-Recent Developments in Value Added Tax 2021 (G. Kofler, et al., eds) (Linde Verlag, 2023).
Adjunct Professor Weyman T. Johnson published “Privatization of Employment Claims: Perhaps a Hybrid Approach Will Free American Society from the Epic Trap the Supreme Court Has Sprung, Without Forfeiting All Advantages of Arbitration” in 14 William & Mary Business Law Review 353 (2023) (with 2021 School of Law graduates Kailyn G. Coots and Alexander S. Edmonds).
The School of Law is pleased to share news of five scholarship funds that are being established through gifts from individual donors and a partnership with the University of Georgia Foundation. These contributions are helping the School of Law school to redefine what it means to be a great national public law school by offering a world-class, hands-on, purpose-driven educational experience while never surrendering its commitment to accessibility and affordability.
Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson was featured on Business Insider regarding Georgia's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization statute and possible charges related to the 2020 election. The article titled "Atlanta DA Fani Willis loves using a law designed for going after the mob. She may use it to charge Trump." was written by Jacob Shamsian and published 3/16/23
Clinical Professor Emerita Eleanor Crosby Lanier published "New Laws, Ex-Court Solutions Improve Guardianship: Legal Insight" in Bloomberg Law (with R. Dinerstein, D.nix-Ross and N. Kohn) on 3/9/23.
Assistant Professor Adam D. Orford provides insight into U.S. Supreme Court case Arizona v. Navajo Nation. Orford says the chief legal question is: Whether tribal water rights the Supreme Court has previously found to be implied by tribal treaties (“Winters” rights) are enforceable in a suit for breach of trust given prior Supreme Court precedent indicating such enforcement requires a right expressly accepted by the U.S.
Congratulations to third-year student Marcus C. Lee and second-year students Shepherd Bridges, Delaney Davis and Erika L. Love for winning the regional round of the American Association for Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition. The quartet will advance to the national tier of the tournament to be held later this month. They were coached by Jonathan (J.D.'16) and Whitney (J.D.'15) Stuart. A second team comprised of third-year student Nia N. Waller and second-year students Doraly G. Blanton, Jessica L. Davis and Justin D. Nixon also competed in the tournament. They were coached by Cheryl Champion.
Wilner/UGA Foundation Professor in International Law Harlan Grant Cohen published "Journeys Through Space and Time While Reading International Law and the Politics of History, Found on a Palimpsest, Translated for You, the Reader" in 36 Temple International & Comparative Law Journal 129 (2022).
1986 alumnus David G. Perryman and his wife Kirsti R. Perryman have created a unique scholarship fund that will benefit those with a degree or background in biology, genetics, chemistry, neuroscience or similar area. As to their motivation to make this scholarship available David stated, “Legal thinking is very similar to scientific inquiry in that they both require intellectual rigor and constant challenge to find the best answers to help people. Bridging these disciplines can lead to transformative innovation and we want to do our small part to enable future thought leaders. No better place to do so than at UGA Law under the dynamic leadership of Dean Rutledge.”
Assistant Professor Thomas E. Kadri was featured in Fast Company regarding how generative AI can help in domestic abuse cases. The article titled "How ChatGPT can help abuse survivors represent themselves in court" was written by Jessica Klein and published 3/9/23.
The University of Georgia School of Law has won the 2023 Law School Legal Food Frenzy. This is the second time the School of Law has won this contest championed by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr. UGA Law students, faculty/staff, graduates and supporters raised $10,064 for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. This equates to 40,246 meals for vulnerable individuals in Athens and its surrounding communities.
Hosch Professor & Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor Lori A. Ringhand presented "Unique Aspects of American Democracy: Structural Bugs or Features" as part of a panel discussion at the University of Texas School of Law's 2023 National Federalist Society Student Symposium.
Special Collections Librarian Rachel Evans published "Glow Up Your YouTube Playlist: Video Bangers, Branding and More Educational Technology" in 27.4 AALL Spectrum 40 (2023) (with A. Abdullah, H. Bakken ,V. Horton and J. Tubinis).
Information Technology Librarian Jason Tubinis published "Glow Up Your YouTube Playlist: Video Bangers, Branding and More Educational Technology" in 27.4 AALL Spectrum 40 (2023) (with A. Abdullah, H. Bakken, R. Evans and V. Horton).
Stembler Family Distinguished Professor in Business Law Christopher Bruner presented “Sustainability Disclosure Around the World” online for students at the University of Minnesota Law School and University College Dublin Sutherland School of Law during February.
Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson was featured on CNN regarding Atlanta protestors who were charged with domestic terrorism. The article titled "Clashes over Atlanta's 'Cop City' led to a protestor's killing and dozens of arrests. Here's how we got here - and what comes next" was written by Christina Maxouris and published 3/8/23.
Clinical Associate Professor & Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic Director Emma M. Hetherington testified before the Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on SB201, which would create a 2-year retroactive window for civil claims related to sex trafficking.