Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to deliver Signature Lecture "Reflections on Sentencing"
Lisa Godbey Wood, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, will present “Reflections on Sentencing” at the University of Georgia School of Law Oct. 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. The event is free and open to the public.
Wood is also serving as Georgia Law’s inaugural B. Avant Edenfield Jurist in Residence, which is a position created to give law students an opportunity to learn from federal judges in a series of mini-courses. She will lead a course on sentencing.
Wood, a 1990 summa cum laude graduate of Georgia Law, was confirmed as a federal judge in January 2007 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. She assumed the chief judge position of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia in 2010.
Previously, Wood served as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.
Notably, she is the first woman to hold the chief judge position, and she was the first woman to serve as a U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.
Part of UGA’s Fall 2016 Signature Lecture series, this event is affiliated with the law school’s Georgia Women in Law Lead initiative and is co-sponsored by the Women Law Students Association.
Reception to follow in the Rotunda.