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.”

Baroody wins cultural heritage writing competition

Friday, December 12, 2014

Congratulations to Anne Horn Baroody (J.D.'14) for winning the 2014 Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation Law Student Writing Competition.  Her paper was titled "Real Problems with Fake Antiquities and How Geographical Indications May Help."

Georgia Law ranks high for preparing students for work and moot court

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Georgia Law fared well in two recent rankings - for preparing students for firm work and for moot court performance. The law school ranked 11th in the nation based on responses from alumni when they were asked how well their law school had prepared them for firm work. Georgia Law was 6th according to the University of Houston Blakely Institute ranking that combines scores from ABA-approved moot court competitions. Both listings appeared in the November issue of The National Jurist magazine. 

Brad Grove wins law school employee service award

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Georgia Law’s staff council presented Information Technology Help Desk Manager Brad Grove with the 2014 Emma P. Terrell Distinguished Employee Award. The award is given each year to an employee who demonstrates outstanding dedication and service to the law school.

Georgia Law welcomes members of the Brazilian judiciary

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

From Dec. 1 through Dec. 12,  Georgia Law will host 15 members of the Brazilian judiciary as part of the school’s International Judicial Training Program. This program is designed to introduce foreign judges and court personnel to the U.S. judicial system allowing participants to gain ideas and insights on possible ways to strengthen their own judicial systems. This is the 17th year Georgia Law has worked with the Brazilian judiciary through this program, which is co-sponsored by the Georgia Institute of Continuing Judicial Education.