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Ringhand featured on Wisconsin Public Radio

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Dean Rusk International Law Center Interim Director & Hosch Professor Lori A. Ringhand was featured on Wisconsin Public Radio regarding U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings. The segment titled "Scrutinizing The Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings" aired as part of "The Morning Show" on 10/13/20.

Appellate Litigation Clinic gains victory for client

Monday, October 12, 2020

The Appellate Litigation Clinic recently won its argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in the case McIlwain v. Burnside. The clinic's client filed five grievances after not receiving proper medical care for stab wounds, and the District Court claimed the client failed to exhaust his administrative remedies under the Prison Litigation Reform Act. The Eleventh Circuit judges agreed that the District Court dismissed the case prematurely and instructed the District Court to conduct an evidentiary hearing on the first grievance and make fact findings on the rest that respond to the client’s exhaustion-related arguments. This ruling was featured on Bloomberg Law in the article titled "Georgia Prisoner's Indifference Complaints Revived On Appeal," which was authored by Porter Wells and published 10/9/20.

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Carlson's book cited by Georgia Court of Appeals

Monday, October 12, 2020

Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson's book Carlson on Evidence (with M. Carlson) was recently cited by the Georgia Court of Appeals in the case Jernigan v. State in relation to determining when prosecution evidence is unduly prejudicialThis text has now been cited 55 times by Georgia appellate courts to resolve evidentiary issues. 

School of Law featured in U.S. News & World Report

Monday, October 12, 2020

The School of Law was featured in U.S. News & World Report regarding the establishment of the Chester C. Davenport Memorial Endowment Fund honoring the school's first Black graduate. The fund, supported by discretionary allocations from UGA President Jere W. Morehead and Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, will be a source of scholarships and fellowships for incoming students graduating from Georgia-based historically Black colleges and universities. Recipients also will be chosen for reflecting Davenport’s legacy of academic excellence, courage, determination and trailblazing spirit. The article titled "Fund Created in Memory of UGA Law School's First Black Grad" was published 10/10/20.

In Memoriam: Karen "Kay" Hardeman (Bramlett) Kirk

Friday, October 9, 2020

The School of Law regrets to announce former employee Karen "Kay" Hardeman (Bramlett) Kirk passed away October 2, 2020, at the age of 64. Kirk served as an administrative assistant at the law school and retired in June 2008. She will be missed by law school faculty, staff and students.