Law school conference to address child endangerment and sexual exploitation issues

Friday, January 6, 2017

Georgia Law will host the first annual Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic Conference Jan. 28, 2017. The daylong conference will bring together legal experts, psychologists and child advocacy leaders from across the country to discuss important issues related to child sexual abuse and those professionals who assist them. Panel discussions will examine the intersection of civil, criminal and juvenile courts in child sexual abuse cases; trauma/compassion fatigue for those representing child sexual abuse survivors; and understanding the psychology of child sexual abuse and using experts effectively.


Georgia Law to present symposium on 21st century policing

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The University of Georgia School of Law’s student-edited legal journal, the Georgia Law Review, will present a conference titled “Protect and Serve: Perspectives on 21st Century Policing” on Jan. 27 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall, located on North Campus. During this daylong conference, which begins at 8:30 a.m., scholars from across the country will discuss the current and future state of policing and its convergence with criminal law. There will be three panel discussions and the symposium keynote address will be given at 3:15 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law.


Georgia Law names Mize employee of the year

Friday, December 23, 2016

The University of Georgia School of Law’s Staff Representative Group recently presented Circulation Manager Marie R. Mize with the 2016 Emma Terrell Distinguished Employee Award. The honor is given each year to an employee who demonstrates dedication and service to the law school. Mize joined Georgia Law in 2008, and she serves as the circulation manager of the law school’s Alexander Campbell King Law Library. Mize also serves as vice chair of the university’s Staff Council, and in this role she is UGA’s representative to the University System of Georgia Staff Council.


Georgia Law’s West promoted to named professorship in First Amendment law

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The University of Georgia School of Law’s Sonja R. West has been named the inaugural holder of the Otis Brumby Distinguished Professorship in First Amendment Law, a post shared by the law school and UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. West joined the Georgia Law faculty in 2006 and specializes in media law, constitutional law and the U.S. Supreme Court.


Georgia Law’s Cohen named inaugural holder of international law professorship

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The University of Georgia School of Law’s Harlan G. Cohen has been named the inaugural holder of the Gabriel M. Wilner/UGA Foundation Professorship in International Law. Cohen joined the Georgia Law faculty in 2007, and he specializes in international law. He teaches courses on international law, global governance, international trade, U.S. foreign affairs and national security law, and human rights, and advises the student editors of the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law, a role long played by Gabriel M. Wilner.

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