Georgia Law possesses an impressive collection of more than 70 portraits of famous Georgians, former deans and faculty members, as well as accomplished alumni.
Several Georgia Law faculty members have received promotions. Erica J. Hashimoto has been named the Allen Post Professor of Law and Usha Rodrigues has been awarded the M.E. Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance & Securities Law. In addition, Associate Professor Matthew I. Hall was granted tenure, and Mehrsa Baradaran, Timothy Meyer and Logan E. Sawyer III were promoted to associate professor.
Georgia Law proudly welcomes the academically talented Class of 2017, which is composed of 185 students. These students boast an impressive median LSAT score and undergraduate GPA of 163 and 3.7, respectively. They come from 23 different states and 70 undergraduate institutions, and 18 percent indicated they are members of a minority group. All statistics as of the first day of orientation - Aug. 14, 2014.
Georgia Law regrets to announce the passing of Dean Emeritus J. Ralph Beaird, who served as dean of the law school for a total of 13 years and officially served on the faculty for more than 20 years, although he taught at the law school for approximately four decades. Beaird passed away on August 14. This revered leader, scholar, teacher and mentor will be missed.
Georgia Law is pleased to announce the winners of the Fifth Annual Firm and Corporation Alumni Challenge, which seeks to achieve 100 percent giving participation from Georgia Law graduates within an organization. Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar of Gainesville, Ga., won category A of the competition (organizations with more than 10 Georgia Law graduates), while Downey & Cleveland of Marietta, Ga., won category B (organizations with five to 10 Georgia Law graduates). Julius M. Hulsey (J.D.’63) and W. Curtis Anderson (J.D.’91) led their firms’ efforts, respectively.
Georgia Law is pleased to share that the Law School Fund, the school’s largest single source of scholarship dollars, reached a new milestone this past fiscal year. For the year 2013-14, more than $955,000 was contributed by alumni and friends. Besides supporting scholarships, this fund enhances every Georgia Law student’s experience by supporting a wide-range of programming and events.