Georgia Law’s West promoted to named professorship in First Amendment law

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The University of Georgia School of Law’s Sonja R. West has been named the inaugural holder of the Otis Brumby Distinguished Professorship in First Amendment Law, a post shared by the law school and UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. West joined the Georgia Law faculty in 2006 and specializes in media law, constitutional law and the U.S. Supreme Court.


Georgia Law’s Cohen named inaugural holder of international law professorship

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The University of Georgia School of Law’s Harlan G. Cohen has been named the inaugural holder of the Gabriel M. Wilner/UGA Foundation Professorship in International Law. Cohen joined the Georgia Law faculty in 2007, and he specializes in international law. He teaches courses on international law, global governance, international trade, U.S. foreign affairs and national security law, and human rights, and advises the student editors of the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law, a role long played by Gabriel M. Wilner.


Community HeLP Clinic wins top prize in Combatting Senior Hunger in Georgia – Creative Solution Awards

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Students in the Community Health Law Partnership Clinic, directed by Assistant Professor Jason A. Cade, recently won first place and $500 in a contest sponsored by UGA’s College of Public Health Institute of Gerontology. The effort sought to recognize creative solutions to combat senior hunger in Georgia.  The Community HeLP Clinic’s winning entry focused on the implementation of a single streamlined process to assist older adults at senior housing communities with applying for Medicare, food stamps and an underused deduction for out-of-pocket medical expenses.


Environmental Practicum students draft Watershed Management Plan to gain funding to restore UGA’s Trail Creek

Monday, December 12, 2016

Five third-year law students have drafted a 9-Element Watershed Management Plan for the restoration of Trail Creek, which borders the University of Georgia’s campus. Molly H. Cash, a law student who worked on the plan, said that in the near future, the plan will help them secure funding, conduct testing and mobilize resources to clean up the creek. “In the long-term, the plan will ensure that proper maintenance and check-ups remain in place to prevent future contamination.”


Georgia Law dedicates courtroom in honor of Butler family

Monday, November 28, 2016

The University of Georgia School of Law recently dedicated the James E. Butler Courtroom in the school’s Rusk Hall, honoring three generations of the Butler family – James E. Butler, 1977 alumnus James E. “Jim” Butler Jr. and 2008 alumnus James E. “Jeb” Butler III. The occasion also marked the portrait unveiling of Jim Butler. The painting, by artist Beth Stephens, now hangs outside the courtroom.

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