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Chaffins celebrate Verner’s 97th birthday with the establishment of $1 million professorial chair; send wishes via social media

Friday, September 25, 2015

On Sept. 26, Callaway Chair Emeritus Verner F. Chaffin will celebrate his 97th birthday. This Georgia Law 1942 alumnus and longtime law professor and his wife, Ethel, have recently made an additional gift to the law school so that the distinguished professorship bearing his name could be elevated into a professorial chair – the Verner F. Chaffin Chair in Fiduciary Law – in honor of this momentous occasion. You can wish Professor Chaffin happy birthday on social media using the hashtags #Happy97Chaffin or #GeorgiaLaw, or you can deliver your wishes in person at the Georgia Law Homecoming BBQ on Oct. 17.


Opinion: Too late for the financial crisis, Justice Department finally targets corporate execs

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism Emeritus C. Ronald Ellington was quoted in MarketWatch regarding a class he taught that included U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.'86). The article was written by Elliot Blair Smith and appeared 9/25/15.


Baradaran publishes article in American Banker

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Associate Professor Mehrsa Baradaran has published "Postal Banking: A Lifesaver for America's Poor" in American Banker (Sept. 24, 2015).


Top scholar in tax, business and private equity to join faculty

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Georgia Law is pleased to announce that Gregg D. Polsky has agreed to join the law school's faculty in the fall of 2016. Polsky, currently the Willie Person Magnum Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law, has also served on the law faculties of the University of Minnesota and Florida State University, and visited at Duke University. Author of a casebook, Polsky has written articles appearing in the Duke Law Journal, the Iowa Law Review and the Virginia Law Review, among others.


Students Persuade 11th Circuit to Revive Inmate's Lawsuit

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning Erica J. Hashimoto was featured in the Daily Report regarding a team of Georgia Law graduates who persuaded a federal appeals court to reinstate a lawsuit for a state prisoner. Former Appellate Litigation Clinic students Corey J. Goerdt (J.D.’15) and Nicola M. Rossi (J.D.’15) earned a victory for their client in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in the case of Brooks v. Warden, et al. The article was written by Alyson Palmer and appeared 9/21/15.

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