Human rights expert William Schabas to speak at UGA School of Law

Monday, January 28, 2013

William A. Schabas, an internationally respected expert on human rights law, genocide and the death penalty, will present a lecture on “Human Rights and Culture” at Georgia Law on Feb. 7 at 4:30 p.m. in Classroom J. Schabas’ presentation will address the long-neglected association between human rights, culture and the arts, and is co-sponsored by the school's Dean Rusk Center and by the Willson Center for Humanities and the Arts.


Second-year law student Jenna Jackson crowned Miss UGA

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Congratulations to second-year law student Jenna L. Jackson, who was recently crowned Miss University of Georgia 2013. Jackson will compete in the Miss Georgia Pageant in June, with the winner of that pageant going on to the Miss America Pageant later in the year. Second-year law student Utrophia D. Robinson was also honored during the competition, where she tied with Jackson for the "best interview" award.


U.N. World Food director to speak at symposium

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Georgia Law will welcome Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin on Feb. 5 as the keynote speaker for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law’s conference titled “International Law in a Time of Scarcity.” The daylong symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall, on North Campus, and will address global policy in relation to the scarcity of resources.


Noted Russian historian to lecture on "memory laws" at Georgia Law

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nikolay Koposov, currently a visiting professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, will present “Memory Laws in Europe: A New Civil Religion” Jan. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. During his talk, Koposov will provide a general overview on legislation dealing with historical memory, from post-war anti-fascist legislation through the lois mémorielles in France in the 1990s and up to contemporary battles over acknowledging the past in Eastern Europe and Turkey.


Georgia Law Review symposium explores evidence reform

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Georgia Law’s student-edited legal journal, the Georgia Law Review, will present “Evidence Reform: Turning a Grotesque Structure into a Rational Edifice?” on Jan. 18 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. During this daylong symposium, evidence scholars from across the country will discuss Georgia’s new evidence code and will reflect upon the nation-wide evidence reform movement as a whole. Due to limited capacity, pre-registration is encouraged.

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