Georgia Law Alumnus Jere W. Morehead invested as UGA's 22nd president

Thursday, November 21, 2013

University of Georgia's 22nd president Jere E. Morehead (J.D.'80) was presented with the chain of office and the ceremonial breastplate emblazoned with the university's seal during his investiture ceremony held on Nov. 19. This ceremony is a tradition in higher education in which the leader of an institution is vested with the garments, insignia or ornaments signifying the authority of the office.


Robinson places fourth in closing argument competiton

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Congratulations to third-year law student Utrophia D. Robinson for placing fourth in the Keenan Kid's Foundation 12th Annual Law Student Closing Argument Competition. Out of more than 50 applicants from all six of Georgia's law schools, Robinson was one of only 22 students selected to participate.


International human rights expert to speak on Muslim fundamentalism

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Karima Bennoune, international human rights expert and University of California, Davis, School of Law professor, will discuss Muslim fundamentalism on Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. at the University of Georgia Chapel. Bennoune’s talk will be based on her recently published book “Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories From the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism,” which addresses resistance to fundamentalism through accounts of interviews of more than 280 people of Muslim heritage. The event is part of UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts Festival and is free and open to the public.


Clarke places third in legal writing contest

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Congratulations to third-year law student Ellen R. Clarke for placing third in the International Association of Defense Counsel's 2013 writing contest. Her paper titled "A Duty to Over Preserve? How Disregarding Foreign Data Privacy Laws May Keep Litigants Out of a Jam" was published in the Oct. 2013 issue of the Defense Counsel Journal.


Retired U.S. Supreme Court justice to speak at freedom of the press conference

Monday, October 28, 2013

Georgia Law will welcome retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Nov. 6 as the keynote speaker for a daylong conference titled “The Press and the Constitution 50 Years after New York Times v. Sullivan.” Sponsored by the student-edited law journal the Georgia Law Review, the main portion of the conference will begin at 8 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. Stevens, who sat on the bench of the nation’s highest court from 1975 to 2010, will deliver the keynote address for the conference at 1:30 p.m. in the UGA Chapel, where he will discuss “Originalism and History.” Preregistration by Nov. 4 is requested. Participants who register for the conference may select to only attend the keynote discussion, if desired. Backpacks will not be allowed into the Chapel during the keynote address.

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