Eight members of the Georgia Law community promoted

Monday, May 23, 2011

Congratulations to the following Georgia Law faculty who earned promotions this year: Peter A. Appel, Lori A. Ringhand and Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge were named full professors; Harlan G. Cohen, Fazal Khan and Sonja R. West are now associate professors; and Sharon Bradley and Maureen Cahill have been promoted to Librarian IV.


Former Deputy AG Larry Thompson to join UGA School of Law faculty

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Larry D. Thompson, former deputy attorney general for the United States Department of Justice, will be joining Georgia Law this fall as the John A. Sibley Professor in Corporate and Business Law. Thompson, who recently announced his retirement from PepsiCo, will be teaching courses in the areas of corporate law and white collar crime.


Second-year law student wins environmental law writing competition

Monday, May 16, 2011

Congratulations to second-year law student William R. Gignilliat for being named the winner of the 2011 Hogan/Smoger Access to Justice Essay Contest, a national competition that encourages law students to investigate and offer solutions to environmental injustices. Gignilliat's winning paper, titled "The Gulf Oil Spill: OPA, State Law, and Maritime Preemption," will be published in the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law.


Third-year law student earns top honors in national writing competition

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Congratulations to third-year law student Brendan H. White for placing third in the Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law. His paper was titled "Discrimination v. Retaliation: What Level of Harm is Necessary to Establish a Cause of Action Under Title VII?"


Law library featured in GLA spotlight

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Alexander Campbell King Law Library was featured in the Georgia Library Association's Georgia Library Spotlight as a leader in the provision of information in electronic formats and for containing a large collection of historical state documents.

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