UGA to celebrate 230th anniversary with series of Founders Day events; former Associate Dean Kurtz to deliver lecture

Monday, January 12, 2015

UGA will observe its 230th anniversary in 2015, and the UGA Alumni Association will celebrate the occasion by hosting a weeklong series of events, including the 13th annual Founders Day Lecture on Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Paul M. Kurtz, associate dean and professor emeritus for the UGA School of Law, will present the lecture, titled “A New York Yankee in Abraham Baldwin’s Court: (Almost) Fifty Years Behind 'Enemy' Lines.”

Rodrigues named associate dean for faculty development at Georgia Law

Friday, January 9, 2015

Georgia Law’s Usha Rodrigues has been named the school’s new associate dean for faculty development. In this role, she will work closely with the law school’s faculty, especially its untenured professors, to expand and promote scholarly activities. “I am pleased Usha, an accomplished scholar, will be serving in this position,” said Georgia Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge. “I believe our faculty will benefit greatly from her knowledge, work ethic and experience and that she will be able to assist our professors with their scholarly pursuits.”

Georgia Law to host Ebola panel covering domestic and international issues

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Georgia Law’s Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy will host a panel discussion on domestic and international issues relating to the Ebola virus on Jan. 21 at 12:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on North Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Georgia Law receives $3.4 million from the estate of the late Gov. Sanders

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Georgia Law has received a $3.4 million gift from the estate of former Georgia Gov. Carl E. Sanders. Approximately $2.4 million will be used to create the Carl E. Sanders Law Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarships to law students. The remainder of the gift will be added to the Carl E. Sanders Chair in Political Leadership Fund, which was established in 2002 to support a faculty position for someone to “educate students about the roles of law and lawyers in shaping public policy and about the role of lawyers in positions of leadership.”

UGA law graduate Sally Yates nominated for U.S. deputy attorney general

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.'86), U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, to become U.S. deputy attorney general. Yates was nominated to replace Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole. The U.S. Senate must confirm the nomination. Dean Rebecca Hanner White, who has known Yates for many years, was delighted to learn of the nomination. “I have always been impressed with Sally’s determination, work ethic and integrity. Her nomination for one of the highest posts in the U.S. Department of Justice speaks to her impeccable record of service to the people of Georgia and our country.”