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First Amendment Clinic files amicus brief in Puerto Rico’s federal district court

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The First Amendment Clinic was a principal author of an amicus brief filed in Puerto Rico’s federal district court during August arguing that a recently enacted “false information” law gives journalists pause when reporting on public emergencies and burdens the public’s First Amendment interest in receiving information from the press. PEN American Center, Inc., collaborated on the brief and Clinic Legal Fellow Samantha Hamilton and Clinic Legal Intern Jeffrey Murphy contributed.

Norins featured in the Atlanta Journal- Constitution

Monday, August 17, 2020

First Amendment Clinic Director and Clinical Assistant Professor Clare R. Norins was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding the Stone Mountain Memorial Authority's recent decision restricting assembly. The article titled "Stone Mountain to close gates rather than host Saturday militia rally" was written by Chris Joyner and published 8/14/20.

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Sawyer named director of undergraduate studies and Senior Teaching Fellow

Monday, August 17, 2020

Associate Professor Logan E. Sawyer III was named the law school's director of undergraduate studies and was selected as 2020-21 UGA Center for Teaching and Learning Senior Teaching Fellow. Only eight professors are chosen from within the university each year for this honor. This program provides faculty with the opportunity to collaborate with other "dedicated, highly motivated and innovative teachers" from other disciplines across campus.

School of Law receives 2020 Laspau University Award

Monday, August 17, 2020

The University of Georgia received the 2020 Laspau University Award, which recognizes exceptional contributions made in working with Laspau grantees. An affiliate of Harvard University, Laspau is committed to the advancement of education in Latin America and the Caribbean, believing that education is the foundation of positive change. Associate Director for International Professional Education Laura Kagel received the award on behalf of the Dean Rusk International Law Center. 

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Hellerstein's treatise cited by Oregon Tax Court

Friday, August 14, 2020

The Oregon Tax Court noted that both parties cite Distinguished Research Professor & Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law Emeritus Walter Hellerstein’s State Taxation, “a leading treatise on state taxation” and quotes the treatise “[f]or a discussion of the line-drawing problems in the imposition of sales and use taxes within the chain of consumption,” in Ean Holdings, LLC v. Department of Revenue (August 12, 2020).