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In Memoriam: Chester C. Davenport

Monday, August 10, 2020

It is with profound sadness that the law school shares that Mr. Chester C. Davenport, the University of Georgia School of Law’s first African-American graduate, passed away Friday, August 7. Mr. Davenport was an incredibly important figure in our school’s history. He was a leader. He graduated in the top five percent of the Class of 1966 and served as a founding member and Executive Editor of the Georgia Law Review. He was a successful attorney, public servant and businessman. Mr. Davenport was also a regular supporter of the School of Law and the university throughout his life. The UGA chapter of the Black Law Students Association bears his name, and he received the law school alumni association’s highest honor — the Distinguished Service Scroll Award — in 2016. These are only a few highlights of his life.

West featured in Slate

Monday, August 10, 2020

Brumby Distinguished Professor in First Amendment Law Sonja R. West was featured in Slate regarding First Amendment protections for students. The article titled "In the Pandemic, Students' Free Speech Rights Are More Important Than Ever" was written by Dahlia Lithwick and published 8/7/20.

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Evans publishes article in Georgia Library Quarterly

Friday, August 7, 2020

Metadata Services & Special Collections Librarian Rachel S. Evans co-authored "Georgia Librarians Working from Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic" in 57 Georgia Library Quarterly 3 (2020). 

School hosts first virtual legal externship supervisor training

Friday, August 7, 2020

The University of Georgia School of Law hosted the first virtual version of the Georgia Association for Legal Externships supervisor attorney training in collaboration with the other Georgia law schools. Approximately 150 attorneys attended the training on Zoom which covered issues important to legal externship supervision in 2020. Topics included: remote supervision, ethical supervision in the time of Covid-19 and exploring anti-racist supervision.

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Cohen presents at International Economic Law and Policy Workshop

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Wilner/UGA Foundation Professor in International Law Harlan G. Cohen presented "Nations and Markets" at the International Economic Law and Policy Workshop during July.