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UGA receives national diversity award for fifth consecutive year; law school enrolls diverse class

Monday, September 24, 2018

The University of Georgia has received the 2018 INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. The HEED Award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion, and 2018 marks the fifth consecutive year that UGA has been honored. One example of the School of Law's commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment is demonstrated by the composition of the school's newest students. The Juris Doctor Class of 2021 includes 21 first-generation college graduates and seven military veterans, while 20 percent self-identify as belonging to a minority group. This class hails from 24 states, and these students attended 83 undergraduate institutions. Fifty-two percent are male, and 48 percent are female. The law school also welcomed 16 LL.M. (Master of Laws) students, coming from 14 countries on five continents, and nine M.S.L. (Master in the Study of Law) students. Statistics as of 8/9/18

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Weeks presents on the financial impact of opioids

Monday, September 24, 2018

Associate Dean for Faculty Development & Hosch Professor Elizabeth Weeks presented "Financial Impact of Opioids on Local Governments" at the Kansas Law Review Symposium titled "Addicted: Legal Perspectives on the Opioid Epidemic” during September. 

Klemm named Top Negotiator

Friday, September 21, 2018

Congratulations to second-year student Andrew J. "Andy" Klemm who earned the Top Negotiator Award in the law school's recent intramural negotiation competition and to second-year student William C. "Will" Phillips who earned the first runner-up honors. These students competed in three rounds of negotiations and have received automatic invitations to be on the law school's Negotiation Competition Team.

West publishes article in Concurring Opinions

Friday, September 21, 2018

Brumby Distinguished Professor in First Amendment Law Sonja R. West published "President Trump and the Press Clause: A Cautionary Tale" on Concurring Opinions. The article was published 9/20/18.

Ringhand's research featured in Law 360

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hosch Professor Lori A. Ringhand's research (with University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Paul Collins) was featured in Law 360 regarding U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings. The article titled "Gorsuch Was The Least Responsive Nominee In Decades" was written by Emma Cueto and published 9/19/18.