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  • law student talking across table to potential employer
  • two students in Hatton LoveJoy courtroom engaged in advocacy competition
  • law students in class in Sanders Board Room
  • law school graduate on graduation day
  • faculty member David Shipley giving lecture in law school classroom
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  • law student in action at corporate counsel externship placement
  • view of international location visited by global internship law students
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  • law school's three legal journals

Georgia Law’s Elizabeth Burch receives Young Scholars Medal

 

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The University of Georgia School of Law’s Associate Professor Elizabeth “Beth” Chamblee Burch has been awarded the American Law Institute’s Young Scholars Medal. This national award is presented every other year to one or two outstanding early-career law professors whose work has the potential to influence improvements in the law.

 

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Georgia Sea Grant has partnered with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at UGA to create the new Georgia Sea Grant Legal Program where students at the School of Law will work with legal and policy experts to address environmental questions facing policymakers in coastal Georgia communities. Third-year law student Hunter L. Jones and second-year law student J. Amble Johnson will work as paid student legal fellows. They will collaborate with local policymakers, scientists and business communities and perform expert analyses to inform decision-making.


Kelly Caffarelli, former president of The Home Depot Foundation, will present “Long Pants or Short Skirts: Fitting In, Fighting Back or Finding Your Own Way” as the University of Georgia School of Law’s 33rd Edith House Lecturer on April 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the school’s Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. The event is free and open to the public.


Congratulations to this year’s winners of the law school alumni society's Distinguished Service Scroll Awards - Charles A. “Charlie” Hunnicutt (J.D.’75), Joey M. Loudermilk (J.D.’78) and former Dean Rebecca Hanner White. This is the highest honor presented by the Law School Association and acknowledges those who meet one or more of the following standards: (1) distinguished reputation in his or her field, (2) exemplary record of service to the legal profession, (3) outstanding record of public service or (4) record of outstanding service to the Law School Association.


Journal of Intellectual Property Law Music and Technology Conference

 

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The University of Georgia School of Law’s student-edited Journal of Intellectual Property Law will host its first Music and Technology Conference on March 27 beginning at 3 p.m. at the historic Morton Theatre in downtown Athens. The event will bring together some of the industry’s top entertainment attorneys as well as policy advocates and technologists from across the country. The event is open to the public and free to attend. For attorneys seeking continuing legal education credits, two are available for a $30 fee.

 

Calendar

March 30, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm

The Georgia Political Review, which is an undergraduate organization sponsored by the School of Public and International Affairs, is hosting a panel consisting of Georgia Law professors Sonja West, Lori Ringhand, and Randy Beck to discuss this term's major Supreme Court cases.


April 2, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Sponsored by the Women Law Students Association, the 33rd Edith House Lecture will be delivered by Kelly Caffarelli, former president of The Home Depot Foundation.  A 1992 Georgia Law graduate, Caffarelli leads the retail giant's strategic philanthropy, product donation and volunteerism initiatives.


April 10, 2015 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, who represents the state of Georgia, will speak on international trade and economic growth. Isakson is the only Republican senator to chair two committees in the 114th Congress: the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.


May 16, 2015 - 10:00am

The Class of 2015 commencement ceremony will feature U.S. District Court Judge Steve Jones as the keynote speaker. If there is inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to Stegeman Coliseum.  


July 24, 2015 - 8:00am to July 25, 2015 - 5:00pm

Interviews for selected students in Atlanta, GA.


Dean Rusk Center
for International Law and Policy

The Dean Rusk Center was established in 1977 to expand the scope of international law and policy initiatives at the University of  Georgia School of Law. Today, the Rusk Center, which is housed in Rusk Hall on UGA’s North Campus, provides a forum for collaboration and debate on issues of global importance, administers international education programs, and sponsors law school outreach to diverse partners around the world.

 

 

 

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