Ely, Carroll named Spurgeon Fellows

Monday, May 11, 2015

Congratulations to first-year student Joshua J. "Josh" Ely and second-year student Elinore R. "Ellie" Carroll, who have been awarded the school's 2015 Spurgeon Public Service Fellowship. Supported by the Edward D. and Carol J. Spurgeon Public Service Fund, the fellowship is awarded to Georgia Law students who have completed their first or second year of law school, are working in a low-paying public service summer position and have demonstrated a commitment to public service.


Hashimoto named associate dean for clinical programs at Georgia Law

Friday, May 8, 2015

Georgia Law’s Erica J. Hashimoto has been named the school’s new associate dean for clinical programs and experiential learning. In this role, she will work to enhance and advance the school’s real-practice learning offerings. Recently named a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, Hashimoto joined Georgia Law in the fall of 2004 and was named the holder of the Allen Post Professorship in 2014. In addition to teaching courses in criminal law, evidence and criminal procedure, she created and helps oversee the school’s Appellate Litigation Clinic.


GIP Participants to work in 10 countries

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Georgia Law students participating in the school’s Global Internship Program this summer will have the opportunity to gain international legal experience while working for organizations across the globe such as UNICRI in Italy, the Center for International Law in Belgium, the Slovakian Humanitarian Council in Slovakia and the Ministry of Art and Antiquities in Cambodia. A total of 18 students will be participating in the program this summer with placements spanning 10 countries.


Brown, Ringhand and Turner recognized by students

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Three faculty members were recognized this year by Georgia Law students. They include: Associate Dean Lonnie T. Brown Jr. with the Student Bar Association Professionalism Award, Hosch Professor Lori A. Ringhand with the Ellington Award for Excellence in Teaching and Associate Professor Christian Turner with the O’Byrne Memorial Award for Significant Contributions Furthering Student-Faculty Relations.


Will Supreme Court nationalize same-sex marriage? UGA experts will look for clues in oral arguments

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hold oral arguments in the challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage. Professors at the University of Georgia are watching for clues to see how the court will rule on the matter. “I fully expect the Supreme Court to hold in favor of marriage equality and would be shocked if it does not,” said Hillel Levin, an associate professor of law at UGA. “However, I will be listening closely to the oral arguments, and especially to Justices Kennedy and Roberts, for clues as to how many votes there may be for marriage equality. I'll also be very interested in any indications as to the reasoning the court might adopt. The court could reach its decision in different ways, and these have important implications for future legal battles.”

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