Fifth UGA School of Law graduate in seven years selected to clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court

Friday, December 3, 2010

Georgia Law graduate Brian C. Lea (J.D.'09) has been invited to clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court for the October 2011 term. Lea's selection means that five former students have been selected to clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court in the last seven years and further solidifies Georgia Law's position among the nation's elite law schools for supplying clerks to our nation's highest court.

Former Georgia lieutenant governor and noted legal journalist to teach at Georgia Law this spring

Friday, December 3, 2010

Joining the Georgia Law faculty during the spring semester are former Georgia Lt. Gov. Pierre Howard (J.D.'68) and Slate magazine's Dahlia Lithwick. Howard will serve as the Sanders Political Leadership Scholar, which is named for alumnus and former Georgia Gov. Carl E. Sanders (J.D.'48), and will lead a course in law and politics. Lithwick, who currently serves as a senior editor and a legal correspondent for Slate, will teach a class on the media and the courts.


Third-year law student wins national writing competition

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Congratulations to third-year law student Erica M. Weber for winning the FoxKiser Annual Writing Competition in Law, Science & Medicine. Her paper, titled "Deoxyribonucleic Acid TRIPS: Gene Patents in the United States and their Problematic Domestic and International Consequences," was unanimously chosen by the review committee for first place. The competition is designed to encourage multi-disciplinary scholarly writing and is sponsored by the law firm FoxKiser located in Washington, D.C.

Georgia Law welcomes more than 70 members of the Brazilian judiciary

Monday, November 29, 2010

Georgia Law's International Judicial Training Program is hosting members from the Brazilian judiciary Nov. 29 through Dec. 10. More than 70 participants from different regions of Brazil will be attending the program, which introduces foreign judges and court personnel to the U.S. judicial system to help them gain ideas and insights on possible ways to strengthen their own judicial systems. Also attending the session as an international observer is Giusi Maddaluno, Head of the Training and Advanced Education Unit of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) in Turin, Italy.   


Law library to participate in the Cataloging Record Distribution Project

Monday, November 22, 2010

Georgia Law's Alexander Campbell King Law Library was one of only eight law libraries nationwide selected to participate in the 2011 Cataloging Record Distribution Project. The library will assist in the development of the project, which seeks to determine the most efficient way to distribute cataloging records from the U.S. Government Printing Office, and in return it will receive hundreds of records providing access to federal depository items.