Trauma-informed mock trial program wins innovative teaching award

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Two UGA faculty members, who designed a model for teaching trauma-informed courtroom practices to social work and law students, have won the 2018 SAGE Publishing/CSWE Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education. Emma Hetherington (J.D.'11), assistant clinical professor in the UGA School of Law and director of the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic, and Jennifer Elkins, associate professor in the UGA School of Social Work, developed a model for a course which integrated classroom lessons with a mock trial simulation. The course aims to demonstrate how to more effectively advocate for and represent child welfare-involved children and families within the juvenile court system. The award is given annually by the Council on Social Work Education and will be officially presented in early November.

School of Law welcomes two new faculty members

Monday, August 6, 2018

The UGA School of Law is pleased to welcome two new faculty members this fall: Associate Professor Melissa J. Durkee and Assistant Professor Lindsey Simon. Durkee earned her law degree from Yale Law School and her research focuses on new forms of global governance, particularly interactions between government and business actors that affect the content and success of international legal rules. She teaches in the areas of international, transnational and business law. Simon earned her law degree magna cum laude from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and her research focuses on the bankruptcy system, drawing concepts from bankruptcy structure and procedure to address broader institutional design challenges. Her course load will include Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions and the Bankruptcy Practice Seminar.

Beck, Lanier, Weeks assume associate deanships

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The School of Law is pleased to share that three of our professors have assumed associate deanships. Randy Beck, the holder of the Marshall Chair of Constitutional Law, has been named the associate dean for academic affairs. Eleanor Crosby Lanier, the director of the law school’s Mediation Clinic, will serve as the associate dean for clinical programs and experiential learning, and Hosch Professor Elizabeth Weeks is the school’s new associate dean for faculty development. Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge views these positions as excellent professional development posts for faculty seeking higher education administration experience.

Oladeinbo receives Diversity Fellowship

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Congratulations to rising third-year student Gilbert Oladeinbo for receiving King & Spalding's 2018 Diversity Fellowship. Each year, the law firm awards up to five fellowships to qualified law students who "show promise of contributing meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community." The law firm selected Oladeinbo for his academic and civic accomplishments.

University of Georgia unveils 40 Under 40 Class of 2018; graduates Bowen and Keyes named

Friday, July 20, 2018

The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018. This program began in 2011 and celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40. The honorees will be recognized during the eighth annual 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon on Sept. 13 at the Georgia Aquarium. School of Law graduates Brooke Bowen (J.D.'10) and Capt. William Keyes (J.D.'13) were named to the list.