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Georgia Law students emerge victorious in Southeast Model African Union

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Congratulations to the six-member Georgia Law team which won the Southeast Model African Union. Competing against 21 teams from a dozen universities and colleges, they earned the right to advance to the national tier of the contest to be held in Washington, D.C. in February. The group was named the best delegation and each member was individually honored. The team is comprised of LL.M. students Johann Ebongom (recognized as outstanding delegate and outstanding parliamentarian for the Committee on Economic Matters) and Nelly S. Ndounteng (recognized as outstanding delegate for the Committee on Social Matters; second-year student Chanel O. Chauvet (recognized as outstanding delegate for the Committee on Peace and Security); and first-year students Shummi Chowdhury (recognized as honorable mention for the Committee on Pan-Africanism and Continental Unity), Amanda Hoefer (recognized as honorable mention for the Committee on Democracy, Governance and Human Rights) and Rebecca “Becca” Wackym (recognized with a participation award for the Executive Council). This competition seeks to sharpen skills in diplomacy, leadership, government, legal research and public speaking. The Dean Rusk International Law Center sponsored the event, which was hosted by UGA's African Studies Institute.


West featured in The Washington Post

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Professor Sonja R. West was featured in the Washington Post regarding her thoughts on the current trend of legal judgments against the press. The article titled "Why there's never been a better time to sue a journalist" was written by Paul Farhl and was published 11/5/16. 


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Appel featured in E&E News

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Smith Professor Peter A. Appel was featured in E&E News regarding his thoughts on the Southeast water dispute between Alabama, Florida and Georgia. The article titled "Supreme Court: Pivotal battle looms in long-running Southeast water war" was written by Amanda Reilly and was published 10/31/16. 


Cade featured on Bloomberg's "Cases and Controversies"

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Assistant Professor Jason A. Cade was featured on Bloomberg's "Cases and Controversies" podcast regarding his thoughts on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent and upcoming immigration cases. The podcast aired 11/2/16.


Former Dean Spurgeon receives award

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Former Georgia Law Dean Edward D. "Ned" Spurgeon is the 2016 recipient of the John H. Pickering Award of Achievement, which honors the life and accomplishments of John H. Pickering, an outstanding lawyer who was involved in various pro bono activities and law-related societal issues affecting the elderly. The award is given by the ABA's Senior Lawyers Division. 

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