Georgia Law possesses an impressive collection of more than 70 portraits of famous Georgians, former deans and faculty members, as well as accomplished alumni.
Congratulations to second-year law students Garrett S. Burrell and Andrew M. Whittaker for winning the 2013 J. Melvin England Mock Trial Competition.
Georgia Law will host free speech advocate Mary Beth Tinker and student speech attorney Mike Hiestand as part of a nationwide tour on Nov. 4 at 12:30 p.m. in Room A (120) of Hirsch Hall. Tinker was a lead plaintiff in the landmark 1969 U.S. Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, where the court upheld students’ First Amendment right to express themselves in a non-disruptive way within their public schools. During her talk, Tinker will discuss the case and the current state of free speech and civics awareness among America’s young people.
Dean and Hosch Professor Rebecca H. White and alumnus and U.S. District Court Judge Steve C. Jones (J.D.'87) have been selected to serve on a committee that will coordinate a national search for the university's next vice president for development and alumni relations. The committee will recommend finalists to succeed Tom Landrum, who will be retiring at the end of the academic year after nearly 40 years of service to the institution.
Congratulations to third-year law students Ellen R. Clarke and Constance A. Parks for making it to the semifinal rounds of the Emory National Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition. Additionally, third-year law students Allison L. Hill and Antoinette A. Newberry took home the trophy for the best brief and finished as quarterfinalists.
Georgia Law will present the Third Annual Georgia Association of Law and Politics Symposium Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. Through three panel sessions, this year’s conference will focus on challenges faced by women in politics, Georgia’s new juvenile justice code and the federal judicial nomination process. Additionally, former governor and 1972 Georgia Law alumnus Roy E. Barnes will deliver the noon keynote address. Preregistration is required.