University Professor & Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law Usha Rodrigues was featured on Bloomberg regarding Digital World Acquisition Corporation stock and its sale. The article titled "Trump Eyes $4 Billion Stock Windfall as His Legal Bills Pile Up" was written by Bailey Lipschultz and published 2/27/24.
Clinical Assistant Professor & First Amendment Clinic Director Clare R. Norins was featured in the Atlanta Civic Circle regarding Georgia Senate Bill 392. The article titled "Does Georgia's bill banning 'deepfakes' go too far?" was written by Ryan Zickgraf and published 2/21/24.
Congratulations to third-year students Shepherd Bridges, Delaney Davis, Jessica L. Davis, Ericka L. Love and second-year student Wesley E. Tillman who finished as national finalists in the inaugural Shark Beach Showdown Mock Trial Competition. The UGA team was undefeated heading into the finals. Davis was recognized for delivering the "best opening statement" during the four preliminary rounds. School of Law grads Jonathan (J.D.'16) and Whitney (J.D.'15) Stuart coached the team.
Congratulations to second-year students Adesh Dasani and Casey E. Wofford for finishing the 53rd Annual William B. Spong Jr. Invitational Moot Court Tournament as semifinalists. A second UGA team, composed of second-year students Mona E. Abboud, David T. Harris and Kyle R. Nelson, finished in the top 16 teams. Third-year students Jake R. Shatzer and Robert G. "Rob" Wedge served as coaches along with 2022 alumnus Cole M. Harper.
Congratulations to second-year students M. Drake Jones, Joseph P. Will and Emily C. Wood for finishing as finalists in the 36th annual Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition held at Pace University's Elizabeth Haub School of Law. The three-day appellate advocacy competition involved fifty-four schools and required the team to represent three different parties in six separate oral arguments. Jones and Wood won individual best oralist awards during each of the three preliminary rounds, and the team was undefeated going into the three-party final argument. The students were coached by third-year student Andrew C. Haygood and Assistant Professor Adam D. Orford.
Congratulations to second-year students Ceilidh F. Buckley, Joseph M. "Joe" Colley, Katherine A. Lewis and Brennan A. Rose who finished in the top 16 teams at a regional tournament of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Third-year student Hao Chen "Bobby" Dong served as of counsel. Third-year students Andrew N. Arrington and Madeleine B. "Maddie" Hoss served as coaches along with 2023 alumnus J. Caleb Grant.
As part of its ongoing, exhaustive effort to continually promote campus safety, the University of Georgia announced several additional measures today to further strengthen campus security on its Athens campus. “The protection of our students, faculty and staff at the University of Georgia is always top of mind for me and our senior administration, and we are continually evaluating our safety programs,” said President Jere W. Morehead. “This morning, I met with campus law enforcement officials to learn their recommendations for further enhancements. Every one of their recommendations was approved.”
Distinguished Research Professor & Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law Emeritus Walter Hellerstein published "Constitutional Restraints on Intrastate Distribution of Taxing Authority" in 111 Tax Notes State 619 (2024).
Associate Professor Jonathan Peters was featured in Slate regarding the possibility of publishers limiting liability through the deletion of news archives. The article titled "When Media Outlets Shutter, Why Are the Websites Wiped, Too?" was written by Scott Nover and published 2/23/24.
Marshall Chair of Constitutional Law Randy Beck published "State Constitutional Law: Standing to Litigate Public Rights in Georgia Courts" in 75 Mercer Law Review 297 (2023).
Georgia Journalism and Access Project Attorney Samantha C. Hamilton was featured on WABE, Atlanta's National Public Radio affiliate, regarding the use of burner phones. The segment titled "Georgia attorney cautions against state prosecutors attempt to connect burner phones to criminal intent" aired as part of "Closer Look with Rose Scott" on 2/21/24.
Associate Professor Jonathan Peters was elected president of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation for 2024. GFAF is a nonprofit and nonpartisan membership organization that works across Georgia to protect and advance free expression, information access, open records/meetings and the rights of peaceable protestors.
Wilson Associate Professor in Business Law Laura Phillips-Sawyer was featured in Motherboard/VICE Media regarding the major questions doctrine and federal agencies. The article titled "Amazon joins Elon Musk's SpaceX in mission to destroy federal agency protecting workers" was written by Jules Roscoe and published 2/16/24.
University Professor & Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law Usha Rodrigues presented "Shareholder Democracy as Sword and Shield" as part of the Regulation and Markets Workshop series hosted by the Boston College Law School during February.
Third-year students and Appellate Litigation Clinic participants Andrew C. Haygood and Joshua H. Patton argued the case Esteban-Lopez v. Garland before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The clinic's client was seeking deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture. Third-year student Kendra Hansey Õiglane helped the pair to prepare for the argument.
Ten university-wide projects devoted to advancing interdisciplinary research across multiple application areas have been awarded Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grants as part of the 2023 cohort. Brumby Distinguished Professor in First Amendment Law Sonja R. West, Associate Professor Matthew I. Hall, Associate Professor Christian Turner and Assistant Professor Thomas E. Kadri are among those included.
Alumnus J. Anderson “Andy” Davis (J.D.'84) has created a unique scholarship fund at the University of Georgia School of Law that will benefit those who have participated in Scouts BSA (previously known as Boy Scouts of America) or Girl Scouts of the USA, particularly those who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout or earned the Gold Award, with a preference to individuals from Northwest Georgia.
Second-year student Madison L. Graham was featured in National Jurist regarding her experience studying abroad with the help of UGA Law’s unique overseas opportunities. The article titled "Studying Abroad Can Be Life Changing" was written by Trevor Mason and published in the magazine's Winter 2024 edition.
University Professor & Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law Usha Rodrigues was featured in Politico regarding the Truth Social's plans to list shares on Wall Street. The article titled "Trump's Truth Social nears Wall Street listing that could yield millions" was written by Declan Harty and published 2/15/24.
Assistant Professor Thomas E. Kadri presented "Big Tech Feminism" as part of the Intellectual Property and Information Law Colloquium Series at the Cardozo School of Law during February.