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 regrets to announce the passing of longtime Dean's Office secretary Clair Riley Drew on December 24 at the age of 71. She worked for former Associate Dean Paul M. Kurtz and the late Woodruff Professor of International Law Louis B. Sohn, among others. She is survived by her husband, Donnie; daughters Kimberly and Kerri; and four grandchildren.
From Dec. 2 through Dec. 13, Georgia Law will host more than 35 members of the Brazilian judiciary as part of the school's International Judicial Training Program. This program is designed to introduce foreign judges and court personnel to the U.S. judicial system allowing participants to gain ideas and insights on possible ways to strengthen their own judicial systems. This is the 17th year Georgia Law has worked with the Brazilian judiciary through this program, which is co-sponsored by the Georgia Institute of Continuing Judicial Education.
Congratulations to third-year law students Steven L. Strasberg, Benjamin W. Thorpe and Emily K. Westberry for capturing first place and the best petitioner's brief award at the regional round of the 2013-14 National Moot Court Competition. Additionally, Strasberg was named the best oralist in the final round of the tournament. The trio will advance to compete against the top 30 teams in the country for the national championship title in February.
Congratulations to second-year law students Candace D. Farmer and Chelsea E. Ivey for winning the 2013 Talmadge Moot Court Competition.
University of Georgia's 22nd president Jere E. Morehead (J.D.'80) was presented with the chain of office and the ceremonial breastplate emblazoned with the university's seal during his investiture ceremony held on Nov. 19. This ceremony is a tradition in higher education in which the leader of an institution is vested with the garments, insignia or ornaments signifying the authority of the office.