Former U.S. career diplomats offer perspectives on Obama's foreign policy

Monday, March 16, 2009

Recently retired U.S. Foreign Service officers Earle St. A. Scarlett and Barbara A.H. Scarlett, who have a combined 50-plus years of global diplomatic experience, will share their personal views on President Obama's foreign policy plans at an event sponsored by the University of Georgia School of Law's Dean Rusk Center in cooperation with the Department of International Affairs and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The March 19 joint lecture featuring the Scarletts will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall located on North Campus.  A question and answer session on careers in foreign affairs will follow.


Legal and human welfare scholar to deliver 104th Sibley Lecture

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Stanford Law School Vice Dean and Gaither Professor Mark G. Kelman will deliver the University of Georgia School of Law's 104th Sibley Lecture. His talk titled "Saving Lives, Saving from Death, Saving from Dying" will address the issue of how it is appropriate to understand the "valuation" of statistical deaths, compared to the deaths of known individuals.


Annual Red Clay Conference to address green sustainable commerce

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The University of Georgia School of Law will host the 21st Annual Red Clay Conference on March 20 and explore the question "Does going green equal making green?" The daylong event includes two keynote addresses. The first address "Sustainable Commerce: Georgia's Next Economy" will be delivered by School of Law Associate Professor Peter A. Appel and President of Registry Consultants and UGA College of Pharmacy Adjunct Professor T. Rick Irvin. Stephen E. O'Day, who leads the Environmental Law Section and Sustainability Practice Group at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, in Atlanta, Ga., will deliver the second address.


Two UGA advocacy teams advance to international/national competitions

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The University of Georgia School of Law will advance to the international tier of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition after a strong performance at the southeast regional tournament. Second-year law students Benjamin W. Cheesbro, Anna W. Howard, Kevin P. Murphy and Tina Termei finished as regional finalists and won the Best Memorial Award (brief), with Cheesbro being named best oralist for the final round of the competition. They defeated teams from Emory University, Washington and Lee University and the University of Alabama, among others, to place second in the regional contest and to earn the right to vie for the world title in Washington, D.C., later this month.


Feminist legal theory expert to deliver annual House lecture

Monday, February 16, 2009

Felice J. Batlan, a specialist in feminist legal theory, will deliver the University of Georgia School of Law's 27th Edith House Lecture. The lecture, titled "Are We Our Mother's Law Students?: Women's Law School Experiences and an Agenda for Action," will be held March 2 at 3:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall and is free and open to the public. An assistant professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Batlan teaches corporate law, securities regulation, legal history and feminist legal theory. Her scholarship explores interactions between law and gender in the 19th and 20th centuries, with her work appearing in numerous law reviews and history journals.

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