Improvements to the law school's facilities continued this summer with the primary focus being on the rotunda area and cupola. Last summer, the school benefited from a renovation that resulted in almost 4,000 sq. ft. of additional building space being captured by enclosing the law school's Sutherland Courtyard with multifunctional corridors. Designed primarily for student use, these changes were made to repurpose underutilized areas and to address the overcrowding of public spaces.
Georgia Law is pleased to announce the winners of the 3rd Annual Firm and Corporate Alumni Challenge, which seeks to achieve 100 percent giving participation from Georgia Law graduates within an organization. Fortson, Bentley and Griffin of Athens, Ga., won category A of the competition (organizations with more than 10 Georgia Law graduates), while Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood of Columbus, Ga., won category B (organizations with five to 10 Georgia Law graduates).
Georgia Law is pleased to welcome its newest faculty members who will begin teaching in Athens this fall - Assistant Professor Mehrsa Baradaran from Brigham Young University and Assistant Professor Kent Barnett from the University of Kentucky. Baradaran will be leading courses in contracts and banking law while Barnett will be focusing on contracts and consumer law.
The University of Georgia School of Law was featured in the Daily Report for being one of the recipients named in a recent cy pres award. The school was awarded $1.5 million, which will go toward creating several new student scholarships. The article appeared on 7/16/12.
Congratulations to the following Georgia Law faculty members who were recently promoted: Hillel Y. Levin was named an Associate Professor of Law, Harlan Cohen was granted tenure and Suzanne Graham was promoted to Librarian IV. Additionally, earlier in the spring, Lori A. Ringhand was named a J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law and Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge was named the new holder of the Herman E. Talmadge Chair of Law.