Congratulations to second-year law students Kenneth J. Bentley and Benjamin W. Thorpe for winning the 2012 Talmadge Moot Court Competition. Additionally, Thorpe was named Best Oralist.
Georgia Law regrets to announce the passing of Professor and Law Library Director Emeritus Erwin C. Surrency (J.D.'48), who served as a faculty member at the law school from 1979 to1994. During his time at Georgia Law, Surrency made many contributions including the introduction of computerization into the library's services and the establishment of relationships with local legal communities. Surrency passed away on Nov. 8 and is survived by his wife, Ida Winn Surrency, and his two children, Robert and Ellen.
Congratulations to third-year law students Lucas D. Bradley, Michael C. Gretchen and Matthew V. Noller for finishing as regional finalists in the 2012-13 National Moot Court Competition held in Jacksonville, Fla., during November. They will compete with the top 28 teams in the country for the national championship in January.
Georgia Law recently dedicated one of its newly renovated spaces in honor of Kathelen V. Amos, a 1982 graduate of the law school. The ceremony included a portrait unveiling of Amos, whose likeness now hangs in the space that bears her name - the Kathelen Van Blarcum Amos Foyer. Amos and her husband, Dan, made a leadership gift to the law school to assist in its renovations and have been longtime supporters of the school.
Congratulations to third-year students John A. Eunice and Jocelyn N. Maner for winning the Hulsey/Gambrell Moot Court Competition, formerly the Hulsey-Kimbrell Moot Court Competition. This contest, held on the eve of the Georgia-Florida football game, pits two Georgia Law students against two law students from the University of Florida in a courtroom. Georgia's overall record in this tournament is now 20-8-2.