UGA climbs to 13th in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Monday, September 10, 2018

The University of Georgia jumped three spots to No. 13 in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 ranking of best public national universities, the highest ranking in UGA’s history. This is the third consecutive year the university has risen in the U.S. News ranking. A key factor in the improvement was UGA’s lower student-faculty ratio, which dropped from 18:1 to 17:1. An improvement in the subjective category of reputation, as assessed by college presidents, provosts and admissions directors, also factored into the new ranking, as well as the quality and performance of its students.

Six will be recognized for service to UGA, state, nation; alumnus Neal Quirk included

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Four University of Georgia alumni, one UGA administrator and one UGA faculty member will be honored at the university’s annual Tucker Dorsey Blue Key Alumni Awards Banquet. The Blue Key Service Award will be presented to School of Law alumnus and attorney Neal Quirk Sr. (J.D.'87); Michelle Cook, UGA’s vice provost for diversity and inclusion and strategic university initiatives; and business executive Joe Frierson and his wife, Ann. Alan Darvill, Regents Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and director of the university’s Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, will receive the Faculty Blue Key Service Award, while Latham Saddler, a former Navy SEAL officer, will receive the Blue Key Young Alumnus Award. The Blue Key Honor Society is a national organization whose members are committed to leadership in student life, high scholastic achievement, service to others and citizenship. 

School of Law welcomes two new law librarians

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The UGA School of Law is pleased to welcome two new law librarians this fall: Outreach and Research Services Librarian Amy Taylor and Research and Copyright Services Librarian Stephen Wolfson. Taylor leads the law library’s outreach and communication efforts and also teaches legal research courses. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Alabama and her Master of Science in Library Science from The Catholic University of America. Wolfson provides research assistance to the law faculty and supervises the law library research assistant program. Additionally, he serves as the law library’s contact for issues relating to copyright, scholarly communication and research-related information policy matters and also teaches legal research courses. He earned his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University and his Master of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

Kelleher and Weathersby argue before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

As part of the law school’s Appellate Litigation Clinic, third-year students Christopher “Chris” Kelleher and Alexander “Alex” Weathersby recently presented oral arguments on the same day in two separate cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Kelleher represented the clinic’s client in Petersen v. Blanton, et al., a Section 1983 case against five correctional officers who broke the client's arm and left him in solitary confinement for two weeks with no medical care. Weathersby argued in the case Jones v. Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections, which is a habeas case that asked whether the clinic’s client "properly filed" his state post-conviction motion for purposes of tolling the deadline on his federal habeas petition. Class of 2018 graduates Jared B. Magnuson and Wheaton Webb wrote the briefs in both cases.

Mize and Rodrigues named as UGA provost search committee members

Monday, August 13, 2018

University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead has appointed a search committee to recruit and review candidates to be the next senior vice president for academic affairs and provost of the institution. The committee — composed of faculty, staff, administration, student and alumni representatives — includes Circulation Manager of the Law Library and President of the Staff Council Marie Mize and Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law Usha Rodrigues.