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Hellerstein’s treatise quoted by New York Court of Appeals

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Distinguished Research Professor & Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law Walter Hellerstein’s treatise, State Taxation, was quoted by the New York Court of Appeals in Burton v. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, in upholding a tax imposed on nonresidents' pro rata share of gains from the deemed asset sale of their S corporation's stock after finding no constitutional bar to taxation of a nonresident's New York-source income from a stock sale.

West publishes article in Washington Monthly

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Associate Professor Sonja R. West has published “Guerrilla Warfare and the Constitution” in Washington Monthly. The article was published 7/1/15.

Gainesville firms win Firm and Corporation Alumni/Alumnae Challenge

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Congratulations to the law firms Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar (category A) and Smith Gilliam Williams & Miles (category B) for winning the 2014-15 Firm and Corporation Alumni/Alumnae Challenge. The efforts were headed by Jason A. Dean (J.D.’99) and M. Tyler Smith (J.D.’93), respectively.  Grouped by the number of Georgia Law alumni/alumnae lawyers employed at an organization, this annual competition seeks firm-wide participation of Georgia Law graduates making a personal gift to the law school during the current fiscal year.  The first firm to reach 100 percent participation in each category size wins.


Sachs participates in Duke law school seminar

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Alston Chair in Corporate Law Margaret V. Sachs fielded questions from judges about her article, “Superstar Judges As Entrepreneurs: The Untold Story Of Fraud-On-The-Market” at a seminar at Duke University School of Law’s Center for Judicial Studies during June.

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Chapman’s article cited in Supreme Court opinion

Monday, June 29, 2015

Assistant Professor Nathan S. Chapman’s article, “Due Process as Separation of Powers” (121 Yale Law Review 1672 (with M. McConnell) (2012)) was cited by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in his concurring opinion in Johnson v. United States, 576 U.C. ___, slip op. at 18 (2015), in which the Court held that the provision that authorizes "enhanced sentencing" for conduct that "presents a serious potential risk of physical injury to another" is unconstitutionally vague, in violation of the Fifth Amendment Due Process Clause.