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.


Three Georgia Law professors gain promotions

Friday, August 19, 2016

Congratulations to the following faculty members: Harlan G. Cohen and Sonja R. West were promoted to the rank of full professor. Additionally, Kent Barnett was promoted to the rank of associate professor.


Georgia Law welcomes its new students

Friday, August 12, 2016

Orientation has begun for the Class of 2019. There are 180 students enrolled in the Juris Doctor program. They are a diverse group with a variety of backgrounds including military and public service, and 17 percent are first-generation college graduates. They hail from 23 states, and they studied at 72 undergraduate institutions. Sixteen percent self-identify as belonging to a minority group. The median undergraduate GPA of this impressive class is the highest in Georgia Law history.


Former Sen. Saxby Chambliss returns to teach as Georgia Law’s Sanders Scholar

Friday, August 12, 2016

The University of Georgia School of Law will again offer its students the opportunity to learn from former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who is returning to the law school as its Sanders Political Leadership Scholar. Chambliss and Georgia Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Camila Knowles (who previously served as Chambliss’ chief of staff) will co-teach the class Political Leadership and the Law, where students will receive firsthand insights into public service and explore the topics of ethics, campaign finance and negotiation.

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