UGA to recognize top students, faculty at Honors Day April 22; Beck, Ellington and Rutledge among the honorees

Monday, April 13, 2009

The University of Georgia will recognize top student scholars, superior teachers and outstanding faculty advisors and mentors at the annual Honors Day program April 22. The program will be in Hugh Hodgson Hall in the UGA Performing Arts Center beginning at 2 p.m.  Undergraduate classes scheduled for sixth, seventh and eighth periods (1:25-4:25 p.m.) will be dismissed so students and faculty can attend. The East Campus parking deck (E04) will be open without charge for public parking for the ceremony.

Georgia Law sweeps state advocacy tournament; finishes strong in nationals

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The University of Georgia School of Law recently swept the Intrastate Moot Court Competition, which has teams from all five of the state's law schools vying for the top trophy. Second-year law students S. Aliya Charlery, Alison L. Lee and Jonathan D. Parente won the Best Brief Award and defeated Georgia State University in the final round to take first place, while a second team from Georgia Law, composed of second-year students Sean P. Kane, Marie E. Greene and Elizabeth R. Story, finished as semi-finalists. Greene was named the competition's best oralist.

Indian Supreme Court Justice to speak on individual rights

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan of the Supreme Court of India will lecture on "Individual Rights in India : A Perspective from the Supreme Court" on April 6 at 2:00 p.m. The talk is sponsored by the University of Georgia School of Law's Dean Rusk Center and will take place in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom of Hirsch Hall (North Campus). This event is free and open to the public.

Feminist legal theory expert to deliver rescheduled House lecture

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Felice J. Batlan, a specialist in feminist legal theory, will deliver the University of Georgia School of Law's 27th Edith House Lecture, which has been rescheduled for April 9 at 3:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. The talk was originally slated for March 2 but had to be cancelled due to inclement weather. The lecture, titled "Are We Our Mother's Law Students?: Women's Law School Experiences and an Agenda for Action," is free and open to the public.

Former U.S. career diplomats offer perspectives on Obama's foreign policy

Monday, March 16, 2009

Recently retired U.S. Foreign Service officers Earle St. A. Scarlett and Barbara A.H. Scarlett, who have a combined 50-plus years of global diplomatic experience, will share their personal views on President Obama's foreign policy plans at an event sponsored by the University of Georgia School of Law's Dean Rusk Center in cooperation with the Department of International Affairs and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The March 19 joint lecture featuring the Scarletts will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall located on North Campus.  A question and answer session on careers in foreign affairs will follow.