Five jurists, including a U.S. Supreme Court justice, teach law courses

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

This academic year, Georgia Law students will have the opportunity to learn from a number of distinguished jurists, with two serving as Edenfield Jurists in Residence. The judges scheduled to teach include: Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas, Senior Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia David B. Sentelle (Edenfield Jurist in Residence), Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia Lisa Godbey Wood (Edenfield Jurist in Residence) (pictured on the law school's homepage), Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama R. David Proctor and Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery Sam Glasscock III.


Novosel and Goldberg take top honors in negotiation competition

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Congratulations to second-year student Nichole Novosel for winning the Top Negotiator Award in Georgia Law's intramural negotiation competition. Second-year student Rachel N. Goldberg earned the First Runner-up Award, and both will be invited to join the school's competition team. More than 75 students participated in this year's tournament. 


Rosenthal argues before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Third-year student Matt B. Rosenthal recently presented oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit as part of the law school's Appellate Litigation Clinic. The case was Lawrence Niskey v. Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and the question was whether Niskey had exhausted his administrative remedies while pursuing his Title VII claims. Third-year students Mandi R. Moroz and Lesley A. O’Neill were student counsel in the case as well. They helped Rosenthal prepare by acting as opposing counsel during practice arguments, and they attended the argument in D.C.  The three judges hearing the case were Patricia A. Millett, Cornelia T.L. Pillard and Stephen F. Williams.  


West receives Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Professor Sonja R. West has received the National Communication Association’s 2016 Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression. The award is given annually to an NCA member who has authored outstanding published research on freedom of expression over the prior three years. West was recognized for her article “Press Exceptionalism” published in 127 Harvard Law Review 2434 (2014).


Georgia Law to host international humanitarian law conference

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The University of Georgia School of Law will host a conference titled “Humanity’s Common Heritage” focusing on the International Committee of the Red Cross’ 2016 Commentary on the First Geneva Convention. It will be held Sept. 23 in the school’s Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. During the daylong event, there will be a public plenary that will include a keynote address by Jean-Marie Henckaerts, legal adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross, as well as expert panel discussions. Afternoon programing will consist of closed workshop sessions.

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