Georgia Law’s Elizabeth Burch receives Young Scholars Medal

Monday, March 9, 2015

The University of Georgia School of Law’s Associate Professor Elizabeth “Beth” Chamblee Burch has been awarded the American Law Institute’s Young Scholars Medal. This national award is presented every other year to one or two outstanding early-career law professors whose work has the potential to influence improvements in the law.


Georgia Law to present symposium on financial regulation

Friday, March 6, 2015

The University of Georgia School of Law’s student-edited legal journal, the Georgia Law Review, will present “Financial Regulation: Reflections and Projections” on March 20 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on North Campus. The symposium’s two keynote presentations will be given by Luis A. Aguilar, a commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and Dennis P. Lockhart, the president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.


Hashimoto among four UGA faculty members to receive Meigs Professorships

Monday, March 2, 2015

Four University of Georgia faculty members have been named Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors, the university’s highest recognition for excellence in instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In bestowing the Meigs Professorship, the university communicates its commitment to excellence in teaching. The 2015 Meigs Professors are:  Erica Hashimoto, the Allen Post Professor of Law in the School of Law; Malcolm Adams, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; Mark Harrison, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; and Cynthia Ward, College of Veterinary Medicine. A video about Hashimoto is available online.


Georgia Law teams perform well at regional Transactional LawMeets

Monday, March 2, 2015

Congratulations to third-year students Katherine P. "Kate" Bell and Andy Shin and second-year student Chloe S. Ricke, who were named region champions at the Southeastern Regional Competition of the Transactional LawMeet held at Emory University recently. Congratulations also to third-year students Sarah C. McMahon and Chelsea G. Swanson and second-year student Lily D. Wilkerson, who received the Best Draft Award at the Southwestern Regional Competition of the Transactional LawMeet held at the South Texas College of Law recently.


Scholarship established in honor of former Georgia Law Dean Rebecca White

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Georgia Law has announced the establishment of the Rebecca Hanner White Scholarship, named in honor of White, who recently stepped down as the leader of the school after more than 11 years of service. The scholarship was initiated by Georgia Law 1982 alumna and law school Board of Visitors Chair Kathelen V. Amos and her husband Dan, who agreed to match up to $100,000 in new gifts donated to the school for the creation of the scholarship fund. To date, more than $210,000 in gifts and pledges have been secured from alumni and friends for this effort.

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