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Three faculty members appointed to endowed professorships

Monday, August 3, 2020

Three members of the School of Law faculty have been appointed to endowed professorships as of Aug. 1: Nathan S. Chapman has been named the Pope F. Brock Associate Professor in Professional Responsibility. Melissa J. “M.J.” Durkee was promoted to the rank of full professor and named the holder of the Allen Post Professorship. Joseph S. Miller was awarded a J. Alton Hosch Professorship. 


First Amendment Clinic files amicus brief in ACLU v. Zeh

Friday, July 31, 2020

The First Amendment Clinic filed an amicus brief in the matter of ACLU v. Zeh requesting the Georgia Supreme Court to review a matter that can weaken First Amendment protections under Georgia’s anti-Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation statute (“anti-SLAPP”). Representing fellow amici curiae the University of Virginia School of Law's First Amendment Clinic and the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, the UGA First Amendment Clinic argues that the lower court in Zeh failed to apply the “actual malice” standard in deciding whether a defamation lawsuit survives a motion to strike under the anti-SLAPP statute.


Peters publishes article in the Columbia Journalism Review

Friday, July 31, 2020

Assistant Professor Jonathan Peters published "What the lawyers who sue the press think of the press, and media law" in the Columbia Journalism Review on 7/30/20.


E. Burch featured on Bloomberg Law

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Callaway Chair Elizabeth Chamblee Burch was featured on Bloomberg Law regarding repeat players in class action and multidistrict litigation counsel leadership teams. The article titled "Calls for Lawyer Diversity Spread to Complex Class Litigation" was written by Ralph Chapoco and published 7/30/20.


E. Burch featured on Environmental Health News

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Callaway Chair Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and her book Mass Tort Deals were featured on Environmental Health News regarding plaintiff payouts in mass tort litigation settlements. The article titled "Some US Roundup plaintiffs balk at signing Bayer settlement deals; $160,000 average payout eyed" was written by Carey Gillam and published 7/30/20.

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