Georgia Law possesses an impressive collection of more than 70 portraits of famous Georgians, former deans and faculty members, as well as accomplished alumni.
Improvements to the law school's facilities continue this summer with the primary focus being on the hallways on the second and third floors. They are being renovated to "link" the work previously completed on the first floor, the Rotunda and the northern end of the building, aesthetically connecting the old with the new. Work is scheduled to be completed in early August.
Jere Morehead, a 1980 graduate of Georgia Law, became UGA's 22nd president on July1. He has stated that his top priorities will include: focusing on the university's upcoming capital fundraising campaign, increasing the number of need-based scholarships and playing a larger role in the economic development of Georgia.
Georgia Law's alumni association has named Atlanta attorney and former U.S. Congressman George W. "Buddy" Darden III (J.D.'67) and U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Georgia Steve Jones (J.D.'87) as the recipients of this year's Distinguished Service Scroll Award. The award is the Law School Association’s highest honor and recognizes individuals for their exceptional service and dedication to the legal profession and the law school.
This fall, three new professors will be joining the faculty of Georgia Law. They are: Jason A. Cade, who will teach Immigration Law and the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic; Nathan S. Chapman, who will teach Law & Ethics of Lawyering, Law & Religion and Georgia Practice; and Christina Mulligan, who will teach Internet Law, Cybercrimes and Intellectual Property Survey.
Georgia Law students participating in the school's Global Internship Program this summer will have the opportunity to gain international legal experience while working for organizations across the globe such as the Human Rights League in Slovakia, the Clorox Company in Argentina, King & Wood Mallesons in China and the National Centre for Research on Europe in New Zealand. A total of 17 students will be participating in the program this summer with placements spanning 12 countries and five continents.