Georgia Law possesses an impressive collection of more than 70 portraits of famous Georgians, former deans and faculty members, as well as accomplished alumni.
Congratulations to third-year law student Morgan L. Klinzing and second-year law student Benjamin Newell for being selected as semi-finalists in the 2014 ABA Law Student Tax Challenge. Out of more than 70 teams, this duo is one of only six semi-finalists selected to advance in this national competition. They will compete in Arizona at the end of January.
Georgia Law’s staff council presented Administrative Associate Tina M. Whitehair with the 2013 Emma P. Terrell Distinguished Employee Award last month. The award is given each year to an employee who demonstrates outstanding dedication and service to the law school.
Georgia Law regrets to announce the passing of longtime Dean's Office secretary Clair Riley Drew on December 24 at the age of 71. She worked for former Associate Dean Paul M. Kurtz and the late Woodruff Professor of International Law Louis B. Sohn, among others. She is survived by her husband, Donnie; daughters Kimberly and Kerri; and four grandchildren.
From Dec. 2 through Dec. 13, Georgia Law will host more than 35 members of the Brazilian judiciary as part of the school's International Judicial Training Program. This program is designed to introduce foreign judges and court personnel to the U.S. judicial system allowing participants to gain ideas and insights on possible ways to strengthen their own judicial systems. This is the 17th year Georgia Law has worked with the Brazilian judiciary through this program, which is co-sponsored by the Georgia Institute of Continuing Judicial Education.
Congratulations to third-year law students Steven L. Strasberg, Benjamin W. Thorpe and Emily K. Westberry for capturing first place and the best petitioner's brief award at the regional round of the 2013-14 National Moot Court Competition. Additionally, Strasberg was named the best oralist in the final round of the tournament. The trio will advance to compete against the top 30 teams in the country for the national championship title in February.