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UGA receives national diversity award for fourth consecutive year; law school enrolls diverse class

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The University of Georgia’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus environment has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year with the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. An example of this commitment is demonstrated by the credentials of the law school's newest students. The 189 members of the Juris Doctor Class of 2020 come to the law school with a variety of backgrounds, and 21 percent self-identify as belonging to a minority group. They hail from 24 states and studied at 62 undergraduate institutions, and 25 students are first-generation college graduates. This fall, the school also welcomed 15 LL.M. (Master of Laws) students, hailing from 10 countries on five continents and four M.S.L. (Master in the Study of Law) students seeking knowledge of the legal system to enhance their careers. Statistics as of 8/10/17.

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Carlson's book cited by Georgia Supreme Court

Friday, September 1, 2017

Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson's book Carlson on Evidence, 5th ed. (with M. Carlson) was cited by the Georgia Supreme Court to determine the admissibility of a defendant's earlier misconduct prior to the current crime in Booth v. State.

Expert trade law conference to be held at the UGA School of Law

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Dean Rusk International Law Center and the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law will host a daylong conference titled “The Next Generation of International Trade Agreements” Sept. 18 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on the University of Georgia’s North Campus. During the conference, which will mark the center’s 40th anniversary, expert academics, policymakers, corporate counsels and practitioners will explore the shifting trajectory of trade agreements. There is no cost for the conference, but registration is required.

Amann featured in BuzzFeed News

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Woodruff Chair in International Law Diane Marie Amann was featured in BuzzFeed News regarding Joe Arpaio's pardon. The article titled "Joe Arpaio wants his conviction tossed out now that he's been pardoned" was written by Zoe Tillman and published 8/28/17.

Beck featured in The Dalton Daily Citizen

Monday, August 28, 2017

Marshall Chair of Constitutional Law Randy Beck was featured in The Dalton Daily Citizen and other Community Newspaper Holdings publications regarding the law school's plans to launch a veterans legal services clinic. The article was written by Jill Nolin and was published 8/25/17.