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.
Congratulations to third-year law student Utrophia D. Robinson for placing fourth in the Keenan Kid's Foundation 12th Annual Law Student Closing Argument Competition. Out of more than 50 applicants from all six of Georgia's law schools, Robinson was one of only 22 students selected to participate.
Karima Bennoune, international human rights expert and University of California, Davis, School of Law professor, will discuss Muslim fundamentalism on Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. at the University of Georgia Chapel. Bennoune’s talk will be based on her recently published book “Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories From the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism,” which addresses resistance to fundamentalism through accounts of interviews of more than 280 people of Muslim heritage. The event is part of UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts Festival and is free and open to the public.