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UGA law school to host conference on multi-district litigation

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The University of Georgia School of Law will hold a conference titled “MDL Turns 50: A Look Back and the Way Forward” on Feb. 7 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall, located on UGA’s North Campus. The event is open to the public. Topics covered during three panel discussions will include the rights of individual plaintiffs versus the interests of the group, individual plaintiff's interests against those of their attorney, and the role of the judge in overseeing these lawsuits. Legal scholars as well as practitioners will serve as panelists, including U.S. District Court Chief Judge for the Middle District of Georgia Clay D. Land and U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Alabama R. David Proctor. Notably, Proctor also serves on the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Additionally, former Georgia Gov. Roy E. Barnes will serve as a panel moderator.

Baradaran featured in Financial Times

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives & Alston Associate Chair in Corporate Law Mehrsa Baradaran and her book The Color of Money were featured in Financial Times. The article titled "Mehrsa Baradaran on 'opportunity zones'" was written by Brendan Greeley and published on 1/25/19. 

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Rodrigues's article reviewed in JOTWELL

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law Usha Rodrigues's article "Law and the Blockchain" (104 Iowa Law Review 679 (2019)) was reviewed by Anna Gelpern in JOTWELL (Jan. 29, 2019). In the review, Gelpern states, "The specter of runaway firms impervious to legal intervention could be a very big governance deal. Kudos to Usha Rodrigues for spotting it and launching the conversation."

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Barnett's article reviewed in JOTWELL

Monday, January 28, 2019

Hosch Associate Professor Kent Barnett's forthcoming article "Some Kind of Hearing Officer" was reviewed by Kathryn Watts in JOTWELL (Jan. 28, 2019). In the review, Watts notes that Barnett’s work "begins to pull the cover back from the administrative state’s previously hidden judiciary."


Monday, January 28, 2019


At this time, we are planning for normal operations at the Athens Campus of UGA on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Clarke County is not listed among the 35 affected counties, and we are not expecting any weather-related problems during the day on Tuesday. However, we are continuing to monitor weather forecasts. Check for updates.