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‘There’s No Place Like Homecoming’ headlines UGA Homecoming Week

Monday, October 28, 2013

“There’s No Place Like Homecoming” is this year’s theme for the Homecoming Week festivities, which begin Nov. 3. Georgia Law will host reunion activities for the Classes of 1968, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008 on Nov. 8 and its annual BBQ for the law school community will take place on Nov. 9 on Herty Field. Preregistration is required to attend.


Retired U.S. Supreme Court justice to speak at freedom of the press conference

Monday, October 28, 2013

Georgia Law will welcome retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Nov. 6 as the keynote speaker for a daylong conference titled “The Press and the Constitution 50 Years after New York Times v. Sullivan.” Sponsored by the student-edited law journal the Georgia Law Review, the main portion of the conference will begin at 8 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. Stevens, who sat on the bench of the nation’s highest court from 1975 to 2010, will deliver the keynote address for the conference at 1:30 p.m. in the UGA Chapel, where he will discuss “Originalism and History.” Preregistration by Nov. 4 is requested. Participants who register for the conference may select to only attend the keynote discussion, if desired. Backpacks will not be allowed into the Chapel during the keynote address.


Georgia trial flashes back to 1887 mass slaying of 9

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Professor Emeritus Donald E. Wilkes Jr. was quoted in the Daily Report regarding a recent murder trial and its relation to a 19th century ax murder case that he has researched and written about. The article was written by Russ Bynum and appeared on 10/20/13.


Dodge chosen for Next Generation Program

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Assistant Professor Jaime Dodge has been selected for the Next Generation Program of the 2013 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. The group of 40 bankruptcy attorneys is selected based upon their professional accomplishments to date, which have demonstrated the participants' potential to become highly respected members of the bankruptcy bar in coming years. Dodge was the only scholar selected for inclusion within the group, nominated by bankruptcy judges and law firm partners.


Free speech experts come to Athens as part of "Tinker Tour"

Monday, October 21, 2013

Georgia Law will host free speech advocate Mary Beth Tinker and student speech attorney Mike Hiestand as part of a nationwide tour on Nov. 4 at 12:30 p.m. in Room A (120) of Hirsch Hall. Tinker was a lead plaintiff in the landmark 1969 U.S. Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, where the court upheld students’ First Amendment right to express themselves in a non-disruptive way within their public schools. During her talk, Tinker will discuss the case and the current state of free speech and civics awareness among America’s young people.

 

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