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News @ Georgia Law alumni, faculty and student profiles


Past Newsletters                        


header picFebruary 2015 issue

Rutledge assumes deanship; Georgia Law receives $3.4 million from the estate of the late Gov. Sanders; Scholarship established in honor of Rebecca White; Amann and Rodrigues named associate deans; Associate Dean Emeritus Paul Kurtz delivers UGA Founders Day Lecture; Five conferences and annual auction highlight spring calendar; Law school to debut spring alumni weekend; Notable faculty scholarship; Georgia Law ranks high for preparing students for work and moot court; Grant replaces Schaffer at Family Violence Clinic; Digital Commons reaches one million downloads; Seven alumni included in "Most Influential" and "Notable Georgians" list; Brad Grove named employee of the year; Class Notes & In Memoriam; In the Spotlight: Carter Chair in Tort and Insurance Law Michael L. Wells, 2005 Alumna Kira Y. Fonteneau of Birmingham, Alabama and third-year student T. Peyton Bell




november newsletter archive photoNovember 2014 issue

Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge named dean of Georgia Law; Georgia Law paid a visit by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; Janet Napolitano gives 112th Sibley Lecture; PepsiCo leader Indra Nooyi speaks on modern corporations; International Criminal Court Prosecutor headlines conference; Georgia Law wins National Trial Advocacy Tournament; Law school team wins Georgia/Florida moot court competition; Georgia Law hosts Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop; Notable faculty scholarship; Gardial and Ralston win England Mock Trial Competition; Blue Key Honor Society recognizes Carnes and Spalding; Ten Georgia Law alumni named to Rising Stars 2014 list; Law school welcomes Adams, Hinson and Headrick; Best wishes for the upcoming holiday season; Include Georgia Law in your year-end charitable giving; Class Notes & In Memoriam; In the Spotlight: University Professor and Caldwell Chair in Constitutional Law Dan T. Coenen, 1997 Alumnus Robert J. “Bobby” Soper and Second-Year Student Carlos W. Alexander


august 2014 enewsletter headerAugust 2014 issue

Georgia Law welcomes the talented Class of 2017; Committee named to seek dean of Georgia Law; In Memoriam: Dean Emeritus J. Ralph Beaird; Law School Fund has record year; annual firm challenge winners named; Rankings place Georgia Law high for federal judicial clerkships; Georgia Law alumni association presents highest honor to Morehead and Knox; Advocacy team places in top 16 teams at the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot; Six faculty receive promotions; Beck publishes article in the Washington and Lee Law Review; Rutledge publishes article in the Vanderbilt Law Review; West publishes article in the Harvard Law Review; Georgia Law welcomes new legal research and writing instructors; Carnes sworn in as U.S Court of Appeals judge; Applications for the 2015 Master in the Study of Law degree now being accepted; Hale to serve as faculty adviser; Roseboro, Bridges and Sklut promoted; new career development director hired; Make plans to attend the law school’s annual BBQ; Four Georgia Law graduates included in UGA Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2014; Downs’ loan repayment program deadline approaching; other debt relief assistance available to alumni; Class Notes & In Memoriam; and Spotlights of Associate Professor Mehrsa Baradaran, 2011 Alumna Sherwin K. Figueroa and third-year student Amanda M. McDowell


may enewsletter graphicMay 2014 issue

Dean White to step down; Georgia Law Advocacy Program has record year; brings home four national titles; ABA’s Rives to deliver graduation keynote; Appellate Litigation Clinic students claim victory; Georgia Law welcomes executive director of career development; Three faculty recognized for excellence; Amann serves as distinguished discussant and publishes book; Baradaran publishes article in the Harvard Law Review Forum; Hall publishes article in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online; Hashimoto publishes article in the Northwestern University Law Review; Hellerstein publishes article in the Virginia Tax Review; Smith named president-elect of the Association for Law, Property and Society; Alumna named to Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential List; Ward receives honorary Doctor of Laws from UGA; Georgia Law Review launches online companion journal; calls for submissions; Changes to reunion event planning; International programs continue to benefit students; Class Notes & In Memoriam; and Spotlights of Assistant Professor Timothy Meyer, 1979 Alumnus Robert A. Whitlow and LL.M. student Mats Meyer.


March 2014 issue

Students win National Moot Court Competition and "best of the best" national moot court tournament plus take top trophy at regional round of national mock trial competition; Georgia Law captures the ABA Tax Challenge top trophy; Appellate Litigation Clinic gains victory in court; Georgia Law finishes as semifinalists in Transactional LawMeet regional; School plans to offer new degree; Concourse named in honor of Kirbo family; Georgia Law hosted judicial ethics conference; Students organize music industry conference; Recent events held at Georgia Law focused on the intersection of public health and environmental law as well as public interest law; Meyer and Rutledge testify before U.S. Senate committees; Amann publishes article in the Washington University Global Studies Law Review; Cade publishes article in the Columbia Law Review Sidebar; Cohen publishes article in the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law; Meyer publishes article in the Chicago Journal of International Law; Rutledge publishes article in the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics; Law school expands e-communications; Talmadge, England and Beaird competition results; Alumni David Jones, Ronnie Mabra and Jim Trotter named to the Bulldog 100 fastest growing business list; Law library designated as a sustainable office; Whitehair named law school's employee of the year; A Message from LCS; Class Notes & In Memoriam, and In the Spotlight: Hosch Professor Julian A. Cook III, 1983 Alumna Jennifer D. Bailey and Third-year Law Student Kaitlin Marie Ball.



November NewsletterNovember 2013 issue

Justice Stevens delivered keynote address at freedom of the press conference; Georgia Law continues to be recognized as a best value; Investiture ceremony for UGA president; Moot court program earns national attention; “Tinker Tour” visited Athens; Hellerstein publishes book on taxation of global digital commerce; Wharton publishes book on legal writing and legal method; Cook selected as SEC Administrative Fellow; Dodge chosen for Next Generation Program; Watson named All-Star; Cohen honored with membership in the American Law Institute; SCOTUSblog conference available for viewing online; O’Reilly joins Office of Law School Advancement; Best wishes for the upcoming holiday season; Include Georgia Law in your year-end charitable giving; A Message from LCS; Class Notes & In Memoriam; In the Spotlight: Charles H. Brown (LL.B.'63), Associate Professor Hillel Levin and Third-year law student David Dove.


Newsletter HeaderAugust 2013 issue

Georgia Law welcomes the Class of 2016; Morehead installed as UGA's 22nd president; Former U.S. ambassador serves as Sanders Scholar; Renovation work completed; Rutledge named associate dean for faculty development and five other faculty promoted; Three new professors join the Georgia Law faculty; Ringhand publishes book on U.S. Supreme court confirmation process; Cohen participates in U.N. Consultative Process; Darden and Jones receive DSS Award; Alumna recognized as one of the world's most powerful women; Six Georgia Law grads selected for UGA's 40 under 40; Roseboro to lead admissions efforts and Bridges to be associate director; Make plans to attend the law school's annual BBQ and Reunion Weekend; Class of 1973 reunion to be help in September; Law Library introduces Chat Reference; Savannah and Gainesville firms win Firm & Corporation Alumni Challenge; Baines joins Georgia Law's development team; Loan repayment/debt relief assistance available to alumni; A Message from LCS; Class Notes & In Memoriam; In the Spotlight: GreenLaw Executive Director Stephanie Stuckey Benfield (J.D. '92), Hosch Professor Thomas A. Eaton and Second-year law student Xon Hostetter.


May 2013 headerMay 2013 issue

Sixth graduate in nine years selected to clerk for U.S. Supreme Court; Advocacy teams finish the season with national win and other top honors; U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Martin to deliver commencement address; Portrait unveiling ceremony for U.S. District Court Chief Judge Carnes; Cuban embargo conference; Sibley Lecturer addresses social injustices; U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jones delivers House Lecture; Judges discuss diversity on the bench; Kurtz to step down in June and Brown named successor; Amann honored with international law award; Thompson named ASIL counsellor; Burch selected to join ALI; Faculty members recognized for excellence; Law school launches Transnational Law Program; Second-year law student elected president of ILSA; 2013 Awards Day Ceremony; Russell and Beaird competition winners; Alumni invited to participate in European summer study program for CLE credits; Georgia Law welcomes Douglas and says farewell to Olidge; LL.M. Alumni Association welcomes its newest members; Justice Blackwell inducted into Georgia Law Phi Alpha Delta chapter; Follow the law school on Twitter; A Message from LCS; Class Notes & In Memoriam; In the Spotlight: Duane Morris partner Woody Jameson (J.D.'88), Associate Professor Usha Rodrigues, Third-year law student Mahdi Abdur-Rahman.


February 2013 issue

Alumnus Jere Morehead named next UGA president; UN World Food Programme Director speaks at Georgia Law events; Amann appointed special adviser to the International Criminal Court; Advocacy and Negotiation Competition teams bring home national championship and other top honors; Upcoming conferences focus on music law, environmental law, public interest law and trade law; Faculty Highlights: Lori A. Ringhand,  Timothy Meyer, Logan E. Sawyer III and Harlan G. Cohen; Georgia Law student wins top honors at legal writing competition; Alumnus featured in Sundance Film Festival documentary; Second-year law student crowned Miss UGA; Bridge named in memory of former Associate Dean Ellen Jordan; Three alumni recognized in Bulldog 100 listing; Baker named 2012 law school employee of the year; Class Notes & In Memoriam; In the Spotlight: U.S. General Services Administration Regional Administrator Shyam Reddy (J.D.'00), Associate Professor of Law Harlan Cohen and Second-year law student Courtney Coons. 





November 2012 issue - New service learning program to launch this spring; two more on the horizon; Foyer named for Aflac Foundation President Kathelen Amos (J.D.'82); Georgia Law continues to be recognized as a best value; Global Internship Program receives funding from the Freeman Foundation; ASIL Midyear Meeting held in Athens/Atlanta; Georgia Supreme Court to hear oral arguments at Georgia Law; Faculty Highlights: Lonnie T. Brown Jr., Julian A. Cook III, Walter Hellerstein, Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge; Georgia Law wins Hulsey/Gambrell competition; takes second at national civil rights and liberties moot; Prosecutorial Clinic director and students reach milestones; Georgia Law says goodbye to Sarajane Love (J.D.'73) and Elaine Mitchell; welcomes new alumni and business & finance directors; In Memoriam: John Rees, Erwin Surrency (J.D.'48) and Jack Murray; Digital Commons hits 500,000 downloads; Include Georgia Law in your year-end charitable giving; Best wishes for the upcoming holiday season; In the Spotlight: University of Missouri College of Business Dean Joan Gabel (J.D.'93), Associate Professor Elizabeth Weeks Leonard (J.D.'99), Third-year law student Matt Noller; Class Notes & In Memoriam

August 2012 Issue - Georgia Law welcomes the Class of 2015; $1.5 million cy pres award goes toward student scholarships; Baradaran and Barnett join the Georgia Law faculty; Rotunda renovation completed; Shipley, Levin, Cohen and Graham earn promotions; Thompson rejoins PepsiCo as executive vice president; Cohen wins JILP Peer Review Award; Amann participates in a closed-door workshop; Barnett selected to present at the 2012 Yale-Stanford-Harvard Junior Faculty Forum; LSA presents highest honor to Kurtz and Wooten; Athens and Columbus firms win Firm and Corporate Alumni Challenge; Chaffin and Surrency recognized for dedication to the legal profession; Eleven Georgia Law alumni named to UGA’s 40 Under 40; Georgia Law says farewell to longtime alumni director Jill Coveny Birch; Reconnect at Reunion Weekend; 22nd Annual Law School BBQ; In the Spotlight: VP and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for the Hewlett-Packard Company Ashley Watson (J.D.'93), Associate Professor Sonja R. West, Second-year law student Krunal Shah; Class Notes & In Memoriam

May 2012 Issue - U.S. District Court Judge Richard Story to deliver graduation address; Renovations to continue this summer; Negotiation team captures national championship; School continues to dominate in Intrastate Moot Court Competition and finishes well in others; Adams to step down from UGA presidency in 2013; Ringhand and Rutledge promoted to endowed positions; Russell Gabriel honored with the GACDL President's Award; Walter Hellerstein testifies before U.S. Senate; Georgia Law bids farewell to two longtime professors; See law students in action; Students advance legal education in Bhutan; International journal dedicates issue in memory of Gabriel Wilner; Students and faculty honored at Awards Day; School "adopts" hawk; Seiler family named Family of the Year by UGA Alumni Association; In the Spotlight: Uganda Christian University's Brian Dennison (J.D.'98), Sibley Professor in Corporate and Business Law Larry Thompson and second-year law student Caroline McGlamry; Class Notes & In Memoriam.

February 2012 Issue - General counsel of Coca-Cola North America to serve as House lecturer; Georgia Law Alumnae Evening to feature U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.'86); Former U.S. ambassador to deliver talk on atrocity crimes; Greg Sowell joins Georgia Law development team; Diverse range of conferences come to Georgia Law this spring; U.S. Senator and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner speak in Athens; Faculty Highlights: Larry D. Thompson, Lori A. Ringhand, Lonnie T. Brown Jr., Logan E. Sawyer III; D.C. Semester in Practice Program launches with strong placements; Three Georgia Law students named Presidential Management finalists; Alumni recognized in Bulldog 100 listing; Doyle named UGA vice president for government relations; Love recognized as the 2011 employee of the year; Reunion Weekend and Homecoming BBQ; In the Spotlight: Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton Of Counsel James Rayis (J.D.'82), Washington, D.C., Semester in Practice Instructor Jessica L. Heywood (J.D.'97) and third-year law student Ridwan Khan; Class Notes & In Memoriam.

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