Georgia Law to host Georgia Court of Appeals oral arguments

Friday, October 2, 2015

The University of Georgia School of Law will host the Georgia Court of Appeals on Oct. 14 in its Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom as the court hears oral arguments on three cases involving medical negligence, sovereign immunity and aggravated assault. The proceedings will begin at 10:30 a.m. A question-and-answer session with Court of Appeals judges will follow the arguments. The event is free and open to the public.


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UGA professors publish recommendations for state Alzheimer’s registry

Friday, September 25, 2015

University of Georgia faculty recently published recommendations on the ethical and legal application of a population-based, statewide Alzheimer’s registry. They argue that with a more developed data-collection tool, Georgia’s public policy creators will be better informed to serve the impacted population and battle the disease. Georgia Law Professor Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, with support from Dr. Toni Miles, anepidemiology professor in the College of Public Health, authored a report that is available online and will be published in print by the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology next year.


Chaffins celebrate Verner’s 97th birthday with the establishment of $1 million professorial chair; send wishes via social media

Friday, September 25, 2015

On Sept. 26, Callaway Chair Emeritus Verner F. Chaffin will celebrate his 97th birthday. This Georgia Law 1942 alumnus and longtime law professor and his wife, Ethel, have recently made an additional gift to the law school so that the distinguished professorship bearing his name could be elevated into a professorial chair – the Verner F. Chaffin Chair in Fiduciary Law – in honor of this momentous occasion. You can wish Professor Chaffin happy birthday on social media using the hashtags #Happy97Chaffin or #GeorgiaLaw, or you can deliver your wishes in person at the Georgia Law Homecoming BBQ on Oct. 17.


Top scholar in tax, business and private equity to join faculty

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Georgia Law is pleased to announce that Gregg D. Polsky has agreed to join the law school's faculty in the fall of 2016. Polsky, currently the Willie Person Magnum Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law, has also served on the law faculties of the University of Minnesota and Florida State University, and visited at Duke University. Author of a casebook, Polsky has written articles appearing in the Duke Law Journal, the Iowa Law Review and the Virginia Law Review, among others.


Georgia Law launches full-time semester of work/study in Atlanta

Monday, September 21, 2015

Georgia Law will expand its footprint with an Atlanta facility that will open for the 2016 spring semester. The first program to be launched at the new facility will be the Atlanta Semester in Practice, which will offer second- and third-year students the opportunity to receive full-time, practical experience through placements in the judicial, government, corporate and nonprofit arenas. In addition to the externships, students will take a clinical seminar and upper-level courses, allowing them to earn a total of up to 16 credits for the semester.

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