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Juris Doctor counted among the best graduate degrees for jobs in 2015

Friday, May 1, 2015

Fortune Magazine has ranked the Juris Doctor sixth overall in the best graduate degrees for jobs in 2015. Rankings were based on job growth, median salary and job satisfaction. The article was written by Jill Hamburg Coplan and appeared 4/27/15.


A Constitutional Challenge to NYC’s Ban on Dancing

Friday, May 1, 2015

Associate Professor Sonja R. West published "A Constitutional Challenge to NYC's Ban on Dancing" on the Huffington Post regarding a challenge to New York City’s “cabaret law.” The article also mentions Georgia Law alumnus Andrew M. Muchmore (J.D.’08). The article was published 4/30/15.


Hellerstein cited in Oregon Tax Court opinion

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Distinguished Research Professor & Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law Walter Hellerstein's treatise on state taxation was cited by the Oregon Tax Court, and the court characterized Hellerstein as “[a] leading commentator, often cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in this field,”  in its opinion on Fisher Broadcasting Co. & Subsidiaries v. Department of Revenue.


Brown, Ringhand and Turner recognized by students

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Three faculty members were recognized this year by Georgia Law students. They include: Associate Dean Lonnie T. Brown Jr. with the Student Bar Association Professionalism Award, Hosch Professor Lori A. Ringhand with the Ellington Award for Excellence in Teaching and Associate Professor Christian Turner with the O’Byrne Memorial Award for Significant Contributions Furthering Student-Faculty Relations.


Will Supreme Court nationalize same-sex marriage? UGA experts will look for clues in oral arguments

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hold oral arguments in the challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage. Professors at the University of Georgia are watching for clues to see how the court will rule on the matter. “I fully expect the Supreme Court to hold in favor of marriage equality and would be shocked if it does not,” said Hillel Levin, an associate professor of law at UGA. “However, I will be listening closely to the oral arguments, and especially to Justices Kennedy and Roberts, for clues as to how many votes there may be for marriage equality. I'll also be very interested in any indications as to the reasoning the court might adopt. The court could reach its decision in different ways, and these have important implications for future legal battles.”

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