The University of Georgia School of Law will bring leaders in the field of arbitration to campus to explore future changes to the area of dispute resolution at a daylong symposium on Friday, Jan. 30. Given the current attention being paid to the reform of arbitration law and the recent 50th anniversary of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (commonly referred to as the New York Convention), which is widely considered the foundational instrument guiding international commercial dispute resolution, this conference is very timely, according to third-year law student and conference co-organizer Mercedes G. Ball.
The University of Georgia School of Law Staff Council recently presented Shawn T. Lanphere with the 2008 Emma Terrell Distinguished Employee Award, which annually recognizes employees for their service to the law school. Twelve members of the law school's staff were nominated to receive this year's award. Staff Council Chair Cindy F. Wentworth said Shawn regularly demonstrates many of the honor's criteria.
According to nationally recognized trial law expert and University of Georgia law professor Ronald L. Carlson, the delay in the Nichols trial verdict does not necessarily suggest that the jury will remain hopelessly deadlocked.
According to nationally recognized trial law expert and University of Georgia law professor Ronald L. Carlson, after today's sentencing in Las Vegas, many will say that O.J.'s punishment was excessive, as a make-up for his earlier homicide acquittal.
Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, will be joining the University of Georgia School of Law as a Carl E. Sanders Political Leadership Scholar this spring.