Alumnus Harold Melton (J.D.’91) becomes presiding justice of the Georgia Supreme Court

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

On Jan. 6, 2017, Harold D. Melton (J.D.’91) was sworn in as the presiding justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. He was appointed to the court in 2005, after serving as the state governor’s executive counsel and as an assistant attorney general. 


Georgia Law’s unique program matches first-year students with a four-person support network

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Georgia Law's mentoring program, launched in August 2016, is yielding great results. Each first-year student was matched with a faculty member, a career development counselor, an upper-level law student and a law school graduate or legal professional who they can rely upon for insights and opinions. Scores of these connections have produced meaningful relationships.


UGA to present President’s Medal to Paul Kurtz

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The University of Georgia will bestow one of its highest honors on Paul M. Kurtz, retired associate dean and professor in the UGA School of Law, during Founders Day activities on Jan. 23. The President’s Medal recognizes extraordinary contributions of individuals who are not current employees of UGA and who have supported students and academic programs, advanced research and inspired community leaders to enhance the quality of life of citizens in Georgia.


Law school conference to address child endangerment and sexual exploitation issues

Friday, January 6, 2017

Georgia Law will host the first annual Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic Conference Jan. 28, 2017. The daylong conference will bring together legal experts, psychologists and child advocacy leaders from across the country to discuss important issues related to child sexual abuse and those professionals who assist them. Panel discussions will examine the intersection of civil, criminal and juvenile courts in child sexual abuse cases; trauma/compassion fatigue for those representing child sexual abuse survivors; and understanding the psychology of child sexual abuse and using experts effectively.


Georgia Law to present symposium on 21st century policing

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The University of Georgia School of Law’s student-edited legal journal, the Georgia Law Review, will present a conference titled “Protect and Serve: Perspectives on 21st Century Policing” on Jan. 27 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall, located on North Campus. During this daylong conference, which begins at 8:30 a.m., scholars from across the country will discuss the current and future state of policing and its convergence with criminal law. There will be three panel discussions and the symposium keynote address will be given at 3:15 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

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