Former U.S. Supreme Court judicial clerks: Regents' Prof. of International Law & Woodruff Chair in International Law Diane Marie Amann; Marshall Chair of Constitutional Law Randy Beck; University Prof., Meigs Distinguished Teaching Prof. & Caldwell Chair in Constitutional Law Dan Coenen; Dean & Talmadge Chair Bo Rutledge and Brumby Distinguished Prof. in First Amendment Law Sonja West.
2022 Yale Law Journal publications: Stembler Family Distinguished Professor in Business Law Christopher Bruner with “Corporate Governance Reform and the Sustainability Imperative” and Associate Professor Lindsey Simon with "Bankruptcy Grifters."
University-level recognized faculty for scholarship and teaching: Regents' Prof. of International Law Diane Marie Amann (also Woodruff Chair); University Prof. & Meigs Distinguished Teaching Prof. Dan Coenen (also Caldwell Chair), Meigs Distinguished Teaching Prof. Lori Ringhand (also Hosch Prof.) and University Prof. Usha Rodrigues (also Interim UGA Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Kilpatrick Chair).
2021-22 Faculty Award Winners: Legal Writing Instructor Jean Goetz Mangan (Watson Award for Outstanding Legal Research or Writing Instructor); Interim UGA Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, University Prof. & Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law Usha Rodrigues (Ellington Award for Excellence in Teaching and Graduation Faculty Marshal); and Georgia Athletic Association Prof. David Shipley (O’Byrne Memorial Award for Significant Contributions Furthering Student-Faculty Relations). Not pictured: Lonnie T. Brown Jr. (Student Bar Association Professionalism Award and Graduation Faculty Marshal) and Carol Morgan (Lanier Award for Excellence in Clinical Education).
Faculty are the lifeblood of a law school. Their interests and expertise largely dictate the direction of an institution. At the University of Georgia School of Law - where we are redefining what it means to be a great national public institution - you will find a vibrant, stimulating and exciting learning environment driven by an accomplished corps of superior teachers, experienced legal practitioners, and internationally recognized scholars.
While some law schools choose to emphasize either scholarship or teaching, our law school seeks to balance the two, firmly believing that classroom teaching is enhanced by scholarly expertise. Most professors maintain an open door policy - whenever they are in the office, they are available to answer students' questions about classroom concerns, career advice or personal matters.
Of our law school's tenure track faculty, approximately 25 senior members hold prestigious chaired or named professorships. Their expertise is expanded by the addition of outstanding adjuncts, whose ranks include leading attorneys from the region's most powerful firms, international lawyers, judges and government leaders.