Georgia Law possesses an impressive collection of more than 70 portraits of famous Georgians, former deans and faculty members, as well as accomplished alumni.
Georgia Law's alumni association has named University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead (J.D.'80) and Augusta attorney Wyckliffe “Wyck” A. Knox Jr. (LL.B.’64) 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.
Congratulations to third-year students William D. Hamby-Hopkins and Ryan Peters Gentes, and second-year student Mark E. Grafton for finishing in the top 16 teams out of approximately 300 from law schools worldwide at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot held during April in Vienna, Austria. Additionally, Hamby-Hopkins received an honorable mention for best oralist.
UGA invites applications and nominations for the position of dean of the law school. The application packet should include a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities and qualifications for the position; a current curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Aug. 17, 2014.
Georgia Law scored well in a recent federal judicial clerkship microranking compiled by a Pepperdine University law professor. Based on data from the American Bar Association, a three-year average was calculated for clerkships obtained by the graduating Classes of 2011, 2012 and 2013. Georgia Law tied with Cornell University and New York University in the top 7 percent of law schools.
Rebecca Hanner White, who has served as dean of the School of Law since 2003, recently announced that she plans to return to the faculty after 11 years of service as dean. UGA Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a committee to begin a national search to fill the position of dean of the School of Law. It will be chaired by Svein Øie, dean of the College of Pharmacy. Whitten said she is pleased that White will continue to serve as dean while the national search for her successor is underway.