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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Hosch Professor Kent Barnett was featured in a Reuters article regarding the implications the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in West Virginia v. EPA may have on federal agencies. The article titled "U.S. Supreme Court just gave federal agencies a big reason to worry" was written by Alison Frankel and published 6/30/22.

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Congratulations to second-year students Jonah C. Griego, Kathleen M. “Kit” McGean and Copelenn C. McMahon who were selected for 2022 Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowships. The fellowship program provides grants to enable law students at participating law schools to work in unpaid public interest summer law positions. Griego is working for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund in Washington, D.C.; McGean is working at the Western District of Texas Office of the Federal Public Defender in the Capital Habeas Unit located in Austin; and McMahon is working at the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law in Washington, D.C.

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Assistant Professor Adam D. Orford was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding the implications the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in West Virginia v. EPA may have on federal agencies. The article titled "Supreme Court ruling tees up new legal fights over environmental regs" was written by Drew Kann and published 6/30/22.

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Clinical Assistant Professor & Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic Director Emma M. Hetherington and 2022 graduate Hannah Elias Sbaity published "CSES Treatment Courts: An Opportunity for Positive, Trauma-Informed, and Therapeutic Systems Responses in Family and Juvenile Courts" in 43 Mitchell Hamline Law Journal of Public Policy and Practice 200 (2022) (with A. Dunnigan).

2022 sea grant legal fellows

Three law students served as Georgia Sea Grant Legal Fellows during the spring 2022 semester addressing legal and policy questions from Georgia coastal communities, regional organizations, state agencies and others relating to environmental, economic and social concerns affecting coastal Georgia. Recent graduates Sydney Brogden and Robert L. “Rob” Hillyer assisted with research and panel moderation regarding a regional salt march restoration initiative, while rising third-year student Scott A. Luis is continuing his work this summer with military adjacent communities and resilience.

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Callaway Chair Elizabeth Chamblee Burch was featured in a Bloomberg News article regarding Juul and personal injury lawsuits. The article titled "Juul and Its Courtroom Foes Stare Down FDA Ban as Trial Nears" was written by Malathi Nayak and published 6/28/22. The article was reprinted by other media outlets including Insurance Journal.

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The Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic recently received a $72,000 Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Children grant from the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to strengthen the state's response against the sexual exploitation of youth. This is the second year in a row that the Wilbanks CEASE Clinic has been awarded funding from the council. 

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Associate Dean for International Programs & Post Professor Melissa J. "MJ" Durkee presented as part of the “International Law, National Security, and Corporate Law” plenary session at the National Business Law Scholars Conference held at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in June.

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Hosch Professor & Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor Lori A. Ringhand was featured in Maine's Portland Press Herald regarding U.S. Supreme Court precedents. The article titled "Sen. Collins, facing backlash, calls Supreme Court decision 'a sudden and radical jolt' was written by Colin Woodard and published 6/24/22.

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Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson was featured in the Augusta Chronicle regarding the fate of Georgia's "heartbeat law" following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson. The article titled "Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision means Georgia's abortion law can take effect quickly" was written by Abraham Kenmore and published 6/24/22. 

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Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson was featured on Kaiser Health News regarding the fate of Georgia's "heartbeat law" following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson. The article titled "A Post-'Roe' World in Georgia Will Mean More Restrictions - And More Political Battles" was written by Sam Whitehead and published 6/24/22. The article was republished by media outlets across the country, including Yahoo! News, the Denver Gazette and Connecticut's Journal Inquirer. 

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Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson was featured on WUGA-FM regarding the fate of Georgia's "heartbeat law" following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson. The segment titled "Supreme Court Ruling Returns Abortion Law to States: What is Next for Georgia" was produced by Kate Regan and published 6/24/22. 

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Interim UGA Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, University Professor & Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law Usha Rodrigues was featured in a Bloomberg article regarding the future of special purpose acquisition companies. The article titled "The SPAC Era Comes to a Whimpering End" was written by Bailey Lipschultz and Katherine Burton and was published 6/24/22.

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Assistant Professor Thomas E. Kadri was featured in the National Journal regarding individual privacy rights and the digital data sales industry. The article titled "Dems scramble to protect health data" was written by Philip Athey and Erin Durkin and was published 6/22/22.

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Dean Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge and UGA student Sawyer M. Bradford published "Arbitration, Interstate Commerce and the Gig Economy" in the Daily Report on 6/22/22.

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Stembler Family Distinguished Professor in Business Law Christopher M. Bruner presented his book The Corporation as Technology: Re-Calibrating Corporate Governance for a Sustainable Future (Oxford University Press, 2022) at a plenary “Author-Meets-Readers” session at the National Business Law Scholars Conference held at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in June.

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Dean Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge presented as part of the annual Institute for Transnational Arbitration forum during June. 

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Regents' Professor of International Law & Woodruff Chair in International Law Diane Marie Amann presented “No Exit at Nuremberg: The Postwar Order As Stage for 21st-Century Global Insecurity” to University College London Faculty of Laws. She is serving as a visiting academic at UCL for the 2022 summer.

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The School of Law's Public Interest Practicum and Clinical Assistant Professor Elizabeth M. Grant, who directs PIP, were featured on UGA Today regarding the practicum's work with the underserved and those struggling under the poverty level in Athens through a partnership with The Sparrow's Nest, a local nonprofit organization. The article titled "UGA x The Sparrow's Next: Helping the Athens community" was written by Katelyn Bickett and published 6/15/22.

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Since its establishment in 2013, the Community Health Law Partnership Clinic has aided more than 200 individuals. The initiative, directed by Associate Dean Jason A. Cade and serviced by law students, takes an interdisciplinary approach to immigrants’ rights through individual client representation, litigation and project-based advocacy before administrative agencies and federal courts.