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UGA to celebrate 232nd anniversary with weeklong series of Founders Day events; law school's Kurtz to be honored

Friday, January 13, 2017

The University of Georgia will observe its 232nd anniversary in 2017, and the President’s Office and UGA Alumni Association will celebrate the occasion by hosting a weeklong series of events, including the 15th annual Founders Day Lecture on Jan. 23 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Charles Bullock, Richard B. Russell Chair in Political Science, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and University Professor, will present the lecture titled “The Highs and Lows of the 2016 Presidential Election.” In conjunction with the lecture, the Office of the President will host an invitation-only luncheon on Jan. 23 during which the President’s Medal will be presented to Paul M. Kurtz, retired associate dean and professor in the UGA School of Law. 


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E. Burch featured in Bloomberg Law

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Kirbo Chair Elizabeth Chamblee Burch was featured in a Bloomberg Law article regarding her thoughts on cognitive diversity and multidistrict litigation. The article titled "More Women Plaintiffs' Lawyers Becoming Complex Litigation Leaders" was written by Julie A. Steinberg and was published 1/12/17.


Alumnus Harold Melton (J.D.’91) becomes presiding justice of the Georgia Supreme Court

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

On Jan. 6, 2017, Harold D. Melton (J.D.’91) was sworn in as the presiding justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. He was appointed to the court in 2005, after serving as the state governor’s executive counsel and as an assistant attorney general. 


Georgia Law’s unique program matches first-year students with a four-person support network

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Georgia Law's mentoring program, launched in August 2016, is yielding great results. Each first-year student was matched with a faculty member, a career development counselor, an upper-level law student and a law school graduate or legal professional who they can rely upon for insights and opinions. Scores of these connections have produced meaningful relationships.


UGA to present President’s Medal to Paul Kurtz

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The University of Georgia will bestow one of its highest honors on Paul M. Kurtz, retired associate dean and professor in the UGA School of Law, during Founders Day activities on Jan. 23. The President’s Medal recognizes extraordinary contributions of individuals who are not current employees of UGA and who have supported students and academic programs, advanced research and inspired community leaders to enhance the quality of life of citizens in Georgia.

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