Jere Morehead, a 1980 graduate of Georgia Law, was named the finalist for the University of Georgia presidency in an announcement made by Board of Regents Chair “Dink” Nesmith and University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby. Morehead currently serves as the senior vice president for Academic Affairs and as provost at UGA. The Board of Regents will take final action on the selection of the next president of UGA at a future meeting.
William A. Schabas, an internationally respected expert on human rights law, genocide and the death penalty, will present a lecture on “Human Rights and Culture” at Georgia Law on Feb. 7 at 4:30 p.m. in Classroom J. Schabas’ presentation will address the long-neglected association between human rights, culture and the arts, and is co-sponsored by the school's Dean Rusk Center and by the Willson Center for Humanities and the Arts.
Georgia Law will welcome Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin on Feb. 5 as the keynote speaker for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law’s conference titled “International Law in a Time of Scarcity.” The daylong symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall, on North Campus, and will address global policy in relation to the scarcity of resources.
Congratulations to second-year law student Jenna L. Jackson, who was recently crowned Miss University of Georgia 2013. Jackson will compete in the Miss Georgia Pageant in June, with the winner of that pageant going on to the Miss America Pageant later in the year. Second-year law student Utrophia D. Robinson was also honored during the competition, where she tied with Jackson for the "best interview" award.
Nikolay Koposov, currently a visiting professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, will present “Memory Laws in Europe: A New Civil Religion” Jan. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. During his talk, Koposov will provide a general overview on legislation dealing with historical memory, from post-war anti-fascist legislation through the lois mémorielles in France in the 1990s and up to contemporary battles over acknowledging the past in Eastern Europe and Turkey.