Georgia Law possesses an impressive collection of more than 70 portraits of famous Georgians, former deans and faculty members, as well as accomplished alumni.
Podcasts of “SCOTUSblog: Supreme Court Coverage and Cases,” hosted Sept. 9 by the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Peabody Awards and the UGA School of Law, are now available for viewing online. Broadcast of the day-long program by C-SPAN is anticipated sometime in October.
Robin L. West, Frederick Haas Professor of Law and Philosophy at Georgetown University, will present “Toward a Jurisprudence of the Civil Rights Acts” as Georgia Law’s 110th Sibley Lecturer on Oct. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. West will discuss the meaning of the civil rights protected by the historic 1964 Civil Rights Act, as well as the meaning of “civil rights” more generally, contrasting both with constitutional rights developed over the last half century.
Georgia Law was recognized as having one of the top moot court programs in the nation in a ranking conducted by the University of Houston Law Center’s Blakely Advocacy Institute. The listing was based on competition results for the 2012-13 academic year.
Georgia Law is hosting a daylong conference that will focus on Georgia’s public defender system on Oct. 4. The event, titled “Honoring Gideon's Promise, Rallying Gideon's Army,” is being held in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright and will feature four panel discussions and a screening of the HBO film “Gideon's Army.” Registration is required to attend.
Former U.S. Ambassador Lee A. Feinstein will present “Humanitarian Intervention and International Law” at Georgia Law on Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. During his talk, he will discuss the changing notions of international law in light of the experiences of recent humanitarian interventions, and he will explore the implications of these changes in light of the use of chemical weapons in Syria.