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Hashimoto and three other UGA professors named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows

Monday, September 21, 2015

Four UGA faculty members—Erica Hashimoto, Jessica Kissinger, Kecia Thomas and Mark Wilson—will gain a deeper perspective on academic leadership as the university’s 2015-2016 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows. Created by the Southeastern Conference in 2008, the fellowship program seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond.


Georgia Law launches full-time semester of work/study in Atlanta

Monday, September 21, 2015

Georgia Law will expand its footprint with an Atlanta facility that will open for the 2016 spring semester. The first program to be launched at the new facility will be the Atlanta Semester in Practice, which will offer second- and third-year students the opportunity to receive full-time, practical experience through placements in the judicial, government, corporate and nonprofit arenas. In addition to the externships, students will take a clinical seminar and upper-level courses, allowing them to earn a total of up to 16 credits for the semester.


Hill, Potente receive awards at Intramural Negotiation Competition

Friday, September 18, 2015

Congratulations to second-year students Benjamin M. “Ben” Hill who received the Best Negotiator Award and Louis J. “Joe” Potente who received the First Runner-Up Award at the law school’s Intramural Negotiation Competition. They competed against more than 60 second-year students at the law school, and they have both received invitations to be on the law school’s Negotiation Competition Team.


Cox and Manzer win the Martin/Carnes Competition for Excellence in Writing

Friday, September 18, 2015

Congratulations to second-year students Emily V. Cox and Alec L. Manzer, the inaugural winners of the Martin/Carnes Competition for Excellence in Writing. Cox earned the prize for best overall submission, and Manzer won the prize for most improved writing. The contest was initiated earlier this year to give rising second-year students the opportunity to analyze a legal problem and to work with a faculty adviser, who assisted in editing, refining and strengthening the competitor’s writing skills and legal arguments. The competition is named in honor of law school alumnae and U.S. Court of Appeals Judges Beverly B. Martin (J.D.’81) and Julie E. Carnes (J.D.’75).


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Why Banks Fail So Many Americans—and a Possible Solution

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

In her new book How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy, Associate Professor Mehrsa Baradaran traces the history of banking in America to show how trends including deregulation and the consolidation of banks have resulted in a banking system that, while enjoying government support in the form of deposit insurance, interest-free loans, and bailouts, has no incentive to serve Americans who most need small loans. The solution to this problem, Baradaran argues, is found in every ZIP code: the United States Post Office.

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