Five jurists, including a U.S. Supreme Court justice, teach law courses

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

This academic year, Georgia Law students will have the opportunity to learn from a number of distinguished jurists, with two serving as Edenfield Jurists in Residence. The judges scheduled to teach include: Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas, Senior Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia David B. Sentelle (Edenfield Jurist in Residence), Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia Lisa Godbey Wood (Edenfield Jurist in Residence), Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama R. David Proctor and Vice Chancellor on the Delaware Court of Chancery Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves.

West receives Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Professor Sonja R. West has received the National Communication Association’s 2016 Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression. The award is given annually to an NCA member who has authored outstanding published research on freedom of expression over the prior three years. West was recognized for her article “Press Exceptionalism” published in 127 Harvard Law Review 2434 (2014).

Georgia Law to host international humanitarian law conference

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The University of Georgia School of Law will host a conference titled “Humanity’s Common Heritage” focusing on the International Committee of the Red Cross’ 2016 Commentary on the First Geneva Convention. It will be held Sept. 23 in the school’s Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. During the daylong event, there will be a public plenary that will include a keynote address by Jean-Marie Henckaerts, legal adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross, as well as expert panel discussions. Afternoon programing will consist of closed workshop sessions.

Fall 2016 Signature Lectures bring internationally prominent speakers to UGA, two are Georgia Law grads

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

This fall the University of Georgia’s Signature Lecture series will feature talks from nationally and internationally recognized figures from a wide range of fields. Signature Lectures are designated at the beginning of each semester by the Office of Academic Programs to highlight campus talks by some of the world’s most prominent thought leaders. Many of the lectures are supported by endowments, while others honor notable figures and milestones in the university’s history.  Lisa Godbey Wood, (J.D.'90), U.S. district chief judge, will deliver "Reflections on Sentencing” on Oct. 13 and William P. “Billy” Payne (J.D..73), chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and chairman of Centennial Holding Company, will deliver the Mason Public Leadership Lecture on Nov. 3.

Georgia Law names inaugural Philip H. Alston, Jr. Distinguished Law Fellows

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Georgia Law has named the inaugural class of its Distinguished Law Fellows program. This elite fellowship program offers three law students annually the opportunity to receive a unique legal educational experience that includes domestic and international externships and guided research experiences, opportunities to meet some of the country’s top legal leaders and a full-tuition scholarship. The Philip H. Alston, Jr. Distinguished Law Fellows for 2016-17 are: first-year law student Lindsey R. Bunting, second-year law student Taryn P. Winston and third-year law student Katherine G. “Kate” Howard.