Nine UGA faculty members named 2018-19 Women’s Leadership Fellows; School of Law's Weeks included

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Nine UGA faculty members have been named to the 2018-19 class of the university’s Women’s Leadership Fellows Program, including the School of Law's Associate Dean for Faculty Development & Hosch Professor Elizabeth Weeks. Faculty members in the 2018-19 cohort include representatives from eight schools and colleges as well as the Office of Service-Learning. Throughout the yearlong program, the faculty members will attend monthly meetings to learn from senior administrators on campus as well as visiting speakers from academia, business and other fields. The program, which was created in 2015 as part of the university’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, also features a concluding weekend retreat for more in-depth learning.

UGA Alumni Association reveals 10th annual Bulldog 100 list; six law school alumni recognized

Friday, November 16, 2018

The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled the 2019 Bulldog 100 list of fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni. More than 564 nominations were submitted for the 2019 list. Six School of Law alumni businesses were selected - Caplan Cobb LLP, Atlanta, Georgia (Michael Caplan (J.D.'06)); Crate Services Inc., Fairburn, Georgia (Darren Gaynor (J.D.'02)); Kalka & Baer LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (Bryan Baer (J.D.'02)); Murray Osorio PLLC, Fairfax, Virginia (Benjamin Osorio (J.D.'11)); Stanton Law LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (Todd Stanton (J.D.'02)); and Two Maids & A Mop Franchising, Birmingham, Alabama (Praiss Barron (J.D.'01)). 

In Memoriam: Alan Watson

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The School of Law regrets to announce the passing of Alan Watson, one of the world's foremost authorities on Roman law, comparative law, legal history, and law and religion, who passed away November 7, 2018, at the age of 85. Watson was a former Distinguished Research Professor and the holder of the Ernest P. Rogers Chair at the law school, where he taught for more than 20 years before retiring in 2012. Watson leaves behind a tremendous legacy, and he will be missed by many. Memorial service details will be forthcoming.

Ethics Week Lecture focuses on human blind spots

Monday, November 12, 2018

You are not as ethical as you think you are. That’s the takeaway from the 2018 Ethics Week Lecture by Ann E. Tenbrunsel on Nov. 7. The lecture kicked off UGA’s observance of the University System of Georgia’s International Fraud Awareness Week and UGA’s Ethics Awareness Week beginning Nov. 11. The lecture, titled “Blind Spots: Why We Aren’t As Ethical As We Think We Are,” focused on why people overinflate their own honesty or others’ dishonesty depending on the situation. Tenbrunsel, the David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics in the College of Business Administration at the University of Notre Dame and the co-author of “Blind Spots,” discussed the blind nature of ethicality and behavioral ethics.

Nunnally successfully argues case for Wilbanks CEASE Clinic client

Monday, November 12, 2018

Congratulations to third-year law student Michael Nunnally for successfully arguing a Motion to Compel Discovery and for attorney's fees on behalf of one of the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic clients in a civil suit in the Monroe County Superior Court. The court ordered the defendant to provide responses to several interrogatories and requests for the production of documents as well as attorney’s fees. Nunnally also requested several sanctions, which the judge stated he will order if the defendant fails to comply with the discovery requests.