Georgia Law alumus Jere W. Morehead (J.D.'80), vice president for instruction and the Meigs Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Georgia, will serve as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. Morehead was chosen from among four finalists identified in a national search to fill the second-highest position in the university’s administration. He will succeed Arnett C. Mace Jr., who will retire on Jan. 1.
In a recent study, Georgia Law Post Professor Paul J. Heald and Susannah Chapman, a Ph.D student in the anthropology department, compared the availability of varieties in commercial vegetable seed catalogs in 1903 to those available in 2004. Their results argue against the conventional wisdom that the 20th century was a disaster for vegetable crop diversity.
Former Solicitor General of Hong Kong Daniel R. Fung will be delivering a lecture at Georgia Law titled "The Post-Financial Crisis World Order: Sino-American Relations in an Age of Economic Turmoil." The lecture will take place Friday, Sept. 25, at 12:30 p.m. in classroom B of Hirsch Hall.
Professor Han S. Park, the director of the University of Georgia Center for the Study of Global Issues, will give a lecture titled "Conflict Mediation - Personal Reflections on the Release of American Journalists from North Korea," discussing the role he played in last month's highly publicized release of journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling. The lecture will take place Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room on the fourth floor of Dean Rusk Hall.
The most academically talented class in the history of Georgia Law began the three-year pursuit of a law degree August 17. The Class of 2012 is comprised of 241 students from 27 states and 90 undergraduate schools. More than half of the students starting this fall scored 164 or higher on the Law School Admission Test, placing these students in the top 10 percent of test takers nationwide. The median undergraduate grade point average of the class is 3.7.