Haley named Presidential Management Fellows Finalist

Monday, January 23, 2017

Congratulations to third-year student Spencer S. Haley for being named a Presidential Management Fellows Finalist for 2017. Haley was one of 417 finalists selected from more than 6,350 applicants. This program was established to attract to federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of backgrounds who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. 


UGA law school brings international law scholars to campus to share latest work

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The University of Georgia School of Law will bring several international law scholars to Athens this spring to share their latest research as part of the revival of the school’s International Law Colloquium Series. These global legal experts will present substantial works-in-progress on topics such as cybersecurity, global economics, human rights, international courts and refugees. Both upper-level law students and faculty engage with these prominent scholars during their time on campus.


Adams and Hicks win national Scribes Brief-Writing Award

Friday, January 13, 2017

Congratulations to D. Tyler "Ty" Adams and Kathleen B. "Kate" Hicks, both 2016 graduates of Georgia Law, who recently won the 2017 Scribes Brief-Writing Award presented by the American Society of Legal Writers.  Each year, the society accepts submissions that previously won best brief awards in national advocacy competitions. Adams and Hicks captured the Best Brief Award in the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition in the spring.   


UGA to celebrate 232nd anniversary with weeklong series of Founders Day events; law school's Kurtz to be honored

Friday, January 13, 2017

The University of Georgia will observe its 232nd anniversary in 2017, and the President’s Office and UGA Alumni Association will celebrate the occasion by hosting a weeklong series of events, including the 15th annual Founders Day Lecture on Jan. 23 at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Charles Bullock, Richard B. Russell Chair in Political Science, Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor and University Professor, will present the lecture titled “The Highs and Lows of the 2016 Presidential Election.” In conjunction with the lecture, the Office of the President will host an invitation-only luncheon on Jan. 23 during which the President’s Medal will be presented to Paul M. Kurtz, retired associate dean and professor in the UGA School of Law. 


Alumnus Harold Melton (J.D.’91) becomes presiding justice of the Georgia Supreme Court

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

On Jan. 6, 2017, Harold D. Melton (J.D.’91) was sworn in as the presiding justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. He was appointed to the court in 2005, after serving as the state governor’s executive counsel and as an assistant attorney general. 

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