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School of Law creates Veterans Legal Services Clinic; Renowned alumnus, son of Navy pilot contributes lead gift

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The School of Law is establishing a Veterans Legal Services Clinic funded by a lead gift from renowned trial attorney and alumnus James E. “Jim” Butler Jr. in memory of his father, Lt. Cmdr. James E. Butler Sr., who was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy. Butler Sr. was also the grandfather of James E. “Jeb” Butler III, a 2008 graduate of the law school. The new clinic will provide veterans in Georgia with legal assistance they might not otherwise have access to or be able to afford, with particular regard to denied or deferred claims before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It also includes an educational scholarship component. 


Rodrigues featured in American Banker

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Associate Dean and Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law Usha Rodrigues was featured in American Banker regarding initial coin offerings being used by startups. The article titled "SEC takes jab at startups while leaving the big banks alone" was written by William Michael Cunningham and published 7/31/17.


School of Law summer public interest fellowships and Scherr featured in Daily Report

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The growing interest in the law school's summer public interest fellowship program and Associate Dean Alexander W. Scherr were featured the Daily Report. The article titled "Summer at a Big Firm? No Thanks, These Law Students Say" was written by Meredith Hobbs and published 7/31/17.


The School of Law welcomes two professors

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

This fall, two professors will be joining the faculty of the School of Law. They are:  Christopher M. Bruner, who specializes in corporate, securities and financial law, and Sandra G. "Sandy" Mayson, who teach in the areas of criminal law, evidence and criminal justice reform. 


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Weeks' article reviewed in JOTWELL

Monday, July 31, 2017

Hosch Professor Elizabeth Weeks' coauthored article "What Is (and Isn't) Healthism" was reviewed by Jacqueline Fox in JOTWELL (July 27, 2017). In the review, Fox writes that she recommends the article's "method for analyzing future proposed systemic changes in an effort to educate and give voice to those who will suffer the most."

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