U.N. World Food director to speak at symposium

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Georgia Law will welcome Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin on Feb. 5 as the keynote speaker for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law’s conference titled “International Law in a Time of Scarcity.” The daylong symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall, on North Campus, and will address global policy in relation to the scarcity of resources.


Noted Russian historian to lecture on "memory laws" at Georgia Law

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nikolay Koposov, currently a visiting professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, will present “Memory Laws in Europe: A New Civil Religion” Jan. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. During his talk, Koposov will provide a general overview on legislation dealing with historical memory, from post-war anti-fascist legislation through the lois mémorielles in France in the 1990s and up to contemporary battles over acknowledging the past in Eastern Europe and Turkey.


Diane Marie Amann appointed as Special Adviser to the International Criminal Court

Monday, January 14, 2013

Woodruff Chair in International Law Diane Marie Amann was recently appointed by Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda as the Special Adviser on Children in and Affected by Armed Conflict for the International Criminal Court. In this role, she will support and advise on Office of the Prosecutor policies, training and awareness with regard to children in and affected by armed conflict.


Georgia Law Review symposium explores evidence reform

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Georgia Law’s student-edited legal journal, the Georgia Law Review, will present “Evidence Reform: Turning a Grotesque Structure into a Rational Edifice?” on Jan. 18 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. During this daylong symposium, evidence scholars from across the country will discuss Georgia’s new evidence code and will reflect upon the nation-wide evidence reform movement as a whole. Due to limited capacity, pre-registration is encouraged.


Georgia Law to host the Georgia Supreme Court

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Georgia Law will host the Supreme Court of Georgia on the afternoon of Jan. 16 in its Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom as the court hears oral arguments on a criminal death penalty case and a civil medical malpractice case. The justices normally convene at the State Judicial Building in Atlanta but conduct one or two special sessions outside the state’s capital each year. Registration is required for attendance.

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