Spring 2018 Signature Lectures to bring internationally renowned speakers to campus, law school April Sibley Lecture included

Friday, January 19, 2018

Nationally and internationally influential figures from a wide range of fields will visit the University of Georgia this spring as part of the Signature Lecture series.The law school's April Sibley Lecture featuring the Yale Law School's Heather Gerken is included on this select list. Signature Lectures are designated at the beginning of each semester by the Office of Academic Programs to highlight campus talks by internationally prominent leaders. Many of the lectures are supported by endowments, while others honor notable figures and milestones in the university’s history.


UGA to Reopen on Delayed Schedule - Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The University of Georgia Athens campus will delay its opening until 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The first classes will begin at 11:00 a.m. 
As you plan your travel for Thursday, please keep in mind the following suggestions: 
•Travel to campus is likely to take longer than normal, so plan accordingly.
•If you are traveling from off-campus, you should defer to local emergency management officials on the best routes to take and whether travel in your area is safe. Faculty, staff and students are urged to consider their personal safety and travel with caution.
Visit http://emergency.uga.edu/ for updates.


Education is the key to realizing King’s dream, speaker says; Roseboro receives President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award

Friday, January 12, 2018

It’s been more than 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous speech “I Have a Dream,” in which he foretold a nation united in the belief that all are created equal. At the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast Jan. 12, Gregory Roseboro, executive director of admissions and diversity programs for the School of Law, was awarded the President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award for his work in advancing issues of human rights and race relations.


UGA law school to host conference on gerrymandering and redistricting

Friday, January 12, 2018

The University of Georgia School of Law will hold a conference titled “Walking the Line: Modern Gerrymandering & Partisanship” on Feb. 2. Organized by the Georgia Law Review, the conference will explore the current and future state of redistricting. Panel topics will include the Voting Rights Act of 1965, deriving a constitutional test for partisan gerrymandering, and redistricting implications in Georgia. The keynote speaker will be Nicholas Stephanopoulos, the Fried Research Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School. Stephanopoulos is a plaintiff’s attorney on the case Gill v. Whitford, which had oral arguments in front of the U.S. Supreme Court during October 2017.


UGA law school creates Benham Scholars Program to enhance diversity in legal education, profession

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The University of Georgia School of Law has created a Benham Scholars Program, which will focus on helping to maintain and increase diversity in the legal profession. The program is named in honor of Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham, who was a first-year law student 50 years ago and became the law school’s second African-American graduate in 1970.

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