UGA School of Law Sibley Lecture to address civil rights

Monday, October 7, 2013

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.


Moot court program earns national recognition

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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.


UGA School of Law conference to examine indigent defense in Georgia

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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 to speak on humanitarian intervention, Syria & international law

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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.


Committee seeks executive director of legal affairs for UGA; Rutledge to chair committee

Friday, August 30, 2013

UGA President Jere W. Morehead has appointed a committee to conduct a national search to fill the position of executive director of the university’s Office of Legal Affairs. Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, the associate dean for faculty development and Herman E. Talmadge Chair in the UGA School of Law, will chair the search committee, which includes administrators and directors from various units of the university.

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