University of Georgia Foundation board welcomes four elected trustees and two advisory trustees; two with Georgia Law ties

Friday, July 1, 2016

The UGA Foundation elected four new trustees during its annual meeting in St. Simons: Allison Ausband, James “Jim” Whidden Childs, Frank Foley III and Larry D. Thompson (who is the holder of the law school's Sibley Chair of Corporate and Business Law). Two advisory trustees, Betsy Camp (J.D.'77) and John Reid Parker Jr., were also chosen to assist the foundation’s committees in defining and achieving their strategic goals.

UGA experts offer knowledge, advice for the Fourth

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Assistant Professor Nathan S. Chapman is among the UGA experts sharing his perspective on freedoms enjoyed by Americans. With respect to freedom of religion he said, “The point of religious freedom, just like freedom of speech and the press, is not to protect those whose beliefs are popular, but those whose beliefs are controversial. If their beliefs were popular or they had political clout, they wouldn’t need protection."

Brexit vote leads to uncertainty, probably more EU exits; UGA experts available to comment

Monday, June 27, 2016

UGA experts say the Brexit vote speaks to a “broken” European Union and will likely lead to uncertainty and more exits. Associate Professor Harlan G. Cohen is among the UGA experts sharing his perspective. He said, “After the Brexit vote, the one thing that’s predictable is that we’re facing a long period of uncertainty. Yesterday, everyone knew what the rules were. While the rules don’t change today, no one knows what the rules will be in in three months or two years. The terms of trade in goods and services between the U.K. and the rest of the EU, the rights of U.K. citizens to work, to health care, and to travel in other EU countries, intelligence sharing between the U.K. and the other EU governments, and the regulation of any number of industries in the U.K. are now open to debate at home and subject to negotiations abroad. Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union lays out a process for withdrawal but subjects everything to negotiation between the U.K. and the other 27 member states. No one can know today where exactly those negotiations will lead."

Georgia Law grads leading Georgia’s lawyers

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Congratulations to the Georgia Law graduates now leading the activities at the State Bar of Georgia – President Patrick T. O’Connor (J.D.’81), Treasurer Kenneth Bryant "Ken" Hodges III (J.D.’91) and Young Lawyers Division President Jennifer Campbell Mock (J.D.’07). Additionally, Jennifer Auer Jordan (J.D.’01) just joined the state bar’s board. Several alumni and alumnae received honors for their service and dedication to the profession during the organization’s Annual Meeting. They include: Distinguished Service Award – R. Chris Phelps (J.D.’76); Chief Justice Thomas O. Marshall Professionalism Award – Robert Benham (J.D.’70); Tradition of Excellence Awards – John Allen Dickerson (J.D.’71), John W. Timmons (J.D.’70), Michael L. Murphy (J.D.’73) and William S. “Bill” Stone (J.D.’78); YLD Ethics & Professionalism Award – Amanda M. Mathis (J.D.’11); Award of Achievement for Service to the Profession – Daiquiri J. Steele (J.D.’08); Award of Achievement for Service to the Public – Amanda N. Moyer (J.D.’11); and Award of Achievement for Service to the YLD – ShaMiracle S. Johnson (J.D.’09).

Scherr named Georgia Law's associate dean for clinical programs and experiential learning

Monday, June 20, 2016

Alexander W. Scherr has been named the University of Georgia School of Law’s new associate dean for clinical programs and experiential learning. In this role, he will work to enhance and advance the school’s experiential learning offerings, which currently include 15 clinical courses and a wide range of simulation classes.