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West noted for leading scholarship in communication and First Amendment law

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Brumby Distinguished Professor in First Amendment Law Sonja R. West was named to a group of 18 female scholars for "lead[ing] the way in different facets of communication, media and First Amendment law scholarship" by offering "go-to, cutting edge scholarship." The article titled "The State of Research on Communication and First Amendment Law in Traditional Law Journals: An Evaluative and Instructional Take" was written by Clay Calvert and published in 25 Communication Law and Policy Journal 267 (2020). 


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Carol Watson presents on "future-proofing" a law library

Monday, August 10, 2020

Director of the Law Library Carol A. Watson served as a discussant for "Future-proofing the Law Library: Effectively Incorporate Future-proofing into Library Strategic Planning" as part of the 2020 Southeastern Association of Law Schools Conference held virtually during August. 


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). 

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