Advocate Magazine

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Advocate 2014 Cover

2015 (Vol. 49)

ISSN 1557-1025


Table of Contents

From the Dean  pp.3
Investing in Excellence at Georgia Law

Introducing Dean Bo Rutledge  pp.4-6 
On January 1, 2015, Georgia Law welcomed its 13th dean.

The post-postcolonial woman or child  pp.7-10
Associate Dean for International Programs and Strategic Initiatives Diane Marie Amann examines who is the post-postcolonial woman or child and how international law schould protext and empower her.

It's time for postal banking  pp.11-16
Associate Professor Mehrsa Baradaran explores the possibility of the U.S. Postal Service offering banking services to the unbanked population.

Is a tech audit in your future?  pp.17-18
Information Technology Librarian Jason Tubinis explains how the Legal Tech Audit can give lawyers a competitive boost.

Headlines  pp.19-23
Top news from Georgia Law, including: Associate Dean Professor Hashimoto receives UGA's highest teaching honor; Professor Elizabeth Burch receives one of the legal academy's highest honors; Sally Quillian Yates (J.D. '86) addumes the NO.2 post at the U.S. Department of Justice; Justice Thomas teaches at Georgia Law; Law school receives $3.4 million from the estate of the late Governer Sanders - the single largest gift in the law school's history.

Hirsch Hall Highlights  pp.24-29
Key events and institutional briefs, including: Georgia Law Review Symposium focuses on evolution of financial regulation; International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda speaks on crimes against children in times of conflict at Georgia Law conference; University of California System president Janet Napolitano makes a case for public service at Georgia Law's 112th Sibley Lecture.

Faculty Accomplishments  pp.30-37
The latest on faculty scholarship and achievements, including Amann and Rodrigues names associate deans.

Student Briefs  pp.38-41
Student activities, accomplishments and profiles on Jonathan Stuart, Jake Weldon and Carol Williamson.

Alumni / Alumnae Activities  pp.42-49
Commencement 2015; Alumni/Alumnae news, events and profiles; Announcing the Challenge Fund: the law school establishes a Challenge Fund that will match, dollar for dollar, all new and increased gifts to the Law School Fund.

Ronald S. Cooper (J.D. '69) and C. Knox Withers (J.D. '05) share why they made a planned gift to Georgia Law.