Georgia Law possesses an impressive collection of more than 70 portraits of famous Georgians, former deans and faculty members, as well as accomplished alumni.
Gerogia Law's alumni assocaiton recently presented Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Paul M. Kurtz and attorney Joel O. Wooten (J.D.'75) with its 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.
Two Georgia Law faculty members have been awarded endowed professorships. Lori A. Ringhand has been named a J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law, while Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge has been named the holder of the Herman E. Talmadge Chair of Law.
This summer, more than 30 Georgia Law students will participate in the school's Global Internship Program. Students will travel to 16 different countries including Belgium, Argentina and China. This program offers first- and second-year law students the opportunity to gain international legal experience with various organizations across the globe.
Richard W. Story, U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of Georgia, will deliver the keynote address at Georgia Law’s Commencement May 19. The processional will begin at 10 a.m. on the quadrangle in front of the law school on UGA’s North Campus. At this year’s ceremony, approximately 230 students will be receiving the juris doctor degree. Additionally, 10 master of laws candidates, who have completed one year of graduate legal study, will be recognized.
Georgia Law recently finished as one of the top four teams in the country at the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition and placed as one of the top 10 teams in the world at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Representing Georgia Law at these tournaments were second-year law students Emily A. Cook, Nneka A. Egwuatu and Rory A. Weeks, and third-year law students Melissa L. Bailey, Jennifer L. Case and Hillary L. Chinigo, respectively.