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Cox and Manzer win the Martin/Carnes Competition for Excellence in Writing

Friday, September 18, 2015

Congratulations to second-year students Emily V. Cox and Alec L. Manzer, the inaugural winners of the Martin/Carnes Competition for Excellence in Writing. Cox earned the prize for best overall submission, and Manzer won the prize for most improved writing. The contest was initiated earlier this year to give rising second-year students the opportunity to analyze a legal problem and to work with a faculty adviser, who assisted in editing, refining and strengthening the competitor’s writing skills and legal arguments. The competition is named in honor of law school alumnae and U.S. Court of Appeals Judges Beverly B. Martin (J.D.’81) and Julie E. Carnes (J.D.’75).

Hill, Potente receive awards at Intramural Negotiation Competition

Friday, September 18, 2015

Congratulations to second-year students Benjamin M. “Ben” Hill who received the Best Negotiator Award and Louis J. “Joe” Potente who received the First Runner-Up Award at the law school’s Intramural Negotiation Competition. They competed against more than 60 second-year students at the law school, and they have both received invitations to be on the law school’s Negotiation Competition Team.

Unlike SEC, FTC makes quick fix to ward off ALJ constitutional challenges

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Associate Professor Kent Barnett was quoted in Reuters regarding his thoughts on the SEC's approach to the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The article was written by Alison Frankel and published 9/16/15.

The Georgia Law Challenge

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Georgia Law Challenge will match, dollar for dollar, all new and increased gifts to the Law School Fund received between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.  With the challenge, the school’s goal is to double the Law School Fund this fiscal year - reaching the $2 million mark - and to award more in scholarship aid than ever before. We hope you will join the challenge to help educate the next generation of legal leaders who will enrich our communities - on a state, national and global level.

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Why Banks Fail So Many Americans—and a Possible Solution

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

In her new book How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy, Associate Professor Mehrsa Baradaran traces the history of banking in America to show how trends including deregulation and the consolidation of banks have resulted in a banking system that, while enjoying government support in the form of deposit insurance, interest-free loans, and bailouts, has no incentive to serve Americans who most need small loans. The solution to this problem, Baradaran argues, is found in every ZIP code: the United States Post Office.