School hosts first virtual legal externship supervisor training

Friday, August 7, 2020

The University of Georgia School of Law hosted the first virtual version of the Georgia Association for Legal Externships supervisor attorney training in collaboration with the other Georgia law schools. Approximately 150 attorneys attended the training on Zoom which covered issues important to legal externship supervision in 2020. Topics included: remote supervision, ethical supervision in the time of Covid-19 and exploring anti-racist supervision.

Three faculty members appointed to endowed professorships

Monday, August 3, 2020

Three members of the School of Law faculty have been appointed to endowed professorships as of Aug. 1: Nathan S. Chapman has been named the Pope F. Brock Associate Professor in Professional Responsibility. Melissa J. “M.J.” Durkee was promoted to the rank of full professor and named the holder of the Allen Post Professorship. Joseph S. Miller was awarded a J. Alton Hosch Professorship. 

First Amendment Clinic files amicus brief in ACLU v. Zeh

Friday, July 31, 2020

The First Amendment Clinic filed an amicus brief in the matter of ACLU v. Zeh requesting the Georgia Supreme Court to review a matter that can weaken First Amendment protections under Georgia’s anti-Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation statute (“anti-SLAPP”). Representing fellow amici curiae the University of Virginia School of Law's First Amendment Clinic and the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, the UGA First Amendment Clinic argues that the lower court in Zeh failed to apply the “actual malice” standard in deciding whether a defamation lawsuit survives a motion to strike under the anti-SLAPP statute.

Carruthers Ferrero selected as Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellow

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Congratulations to 2020 alumna Maria Carruthers Ferrero for being selected as a 2021 Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow. This one-year fellowship places early career professionals in federal government offices in Washington, D.C. Since 1979, over 1,400 fellows have completed the program, becoming leaders in science, policy and public administration roles. Notably, Carruthers Ferrero is Georgia Sea Grant’s first law fellow to earn this fellowship, and she is the only J.D. candidate in the 2021 Knauss fellowship class.

UGA Foundation elects 12 new trustees, includes three law school members

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The University of Georgia Foundation approved changes in board positions during its June 11-12 annual meeting, which was held virtually. The changes took effect July 1. The UGA Foundation welcomed 12 new trustees and accorded six trustees emeritus status, among them are: Vernon “Trey” Googe III (J.D.'94) as trustee, and Elizabeth W. “Betsy” Camp (J.D.'74) and law school Sibley Professor in Corporate and Business Law Larry D. Thompson as emeritus trustees.