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Trauma-informed mock trial program wins innovative teaching award

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Two UGA faculty members, who designed a model for teaching trauma-informed courtroom practices to social work and law students, have won the 2018 SAGE Publishing/CSWE Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education. Emma Hetherington (J.D.'11), assistant clinical professor in the UGA School of Law and director of the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic, and Jennifer Elkins, associate professor in the UGA School of Social Work, developed a model for a course which integrated classroom lessons with a mock trial simulation. The course aims to demonstrate how to more effectively advocate for and represent child welfare-involved children and families within the juvenile court system. The award is given annually by the Council on Social Work Education and will be officially presented in early November.

Baradaran featured in Mother Jones

Monday, August 6, 2018

Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives & Alston Associate Chair in Corporate Law Mehrsa Baradaran was featured in Mother Jones regarding postal banking. The article titled "Kirsten Gillibrand Has an Ambitious Plan to Take on Payday Lenders: The Post Office" was written by Tonya Riley and published 8/6/18.

School of Law welcomes two new faculty members

Monday, August 6, 2018

The UGA School of Law is pleased to welcome two new faculty members this fall: Associate Professor Melissa J. Durkee and Assistant Professor Lindsey Simon. Durkee earned her law degree from Yale Law School and her research focuses on new forms of global governance, particularly interactions between government and business actors that affect the content and success of international legal rules. She teaches in the areas of international, transnational and business law. Simon earned her law degree magna cum laude from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and her research focuses on the bankruptcy system, drawing concepts from bankruptcy structure and procedure to address broader institutional design challenges. Her course load will include Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions and the Bankruptcy Practice Seminar.

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Striepe presents on legal research instruction

Monday, August 6, 2018

Associate Director for Research Services Thomas "T.J." Striepe co-presented "A Macro- and Micro-Discussion of Legal Research Instruction in the 1L Curriculum” at the Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference during July.

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Striepe presents on managing projects

Monday, August 6, 2018

Associate Director for Research Services Thomas "T.J." Striepe co-presented “Setting Priorities, Meeting Deadlines, and Managing Projects for Law Librarians” at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting during July.