Distinguished Research Professor & Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law Emeritus Walter Hellerstein's treatise State Taxation was quoted by the Oregon Tax Court in Oracle Corp. v. Department of Revenue (Oct. 6, 2021).
University Professor & Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law Usha Rodrigues presented "Insider IPOs" to the Private Equity and Venture Captial Group at the American Bar Association Business Law Section's Annual Meeting.
Stembler Family Distinguished Professor in Business Law Christopher M. Bruner presented “Comparative Analysis of Common-Law Countries” online as part of the PhD Seminar on Companies and Markets hosted by the University of Oslo during October. The session was jointly presented with C. Liao of the University of British Columbia.
University Professor & Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law Usha Rodrigues was featured in Forbes regarding the merger agreement between the Trump Media & Technology Group and the Digital World Acquisition Corp. The article titled "Trump's Social Media Platform To Merge With SPAC: An Insider's Look At SPACs" was written by Anat Alon-Beck and published 10/23/21.
Callaway Chair Elizabeth Chamblee Burch was featured in Bloomberg and other outlets regarding her thoughts on the Johnson & Johnson talc litigation. The article titled "Months Before Bankruptcy Move, J&J Offered $4B to Settle Talcum Claims" was written by Jef Feeley and published 10/22/21.
University Professor & Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law Usha Rodrigues was featured in The New York Times regarding her thoughts on special purpose acquisition companies. The article titled "Trump Takes Advantage of Wall Street Fad to Bankroll New Venture" was written by David Enrich, Matthew Goldstein and Shane Goldmacher and published 10/21/21.
Assistant Professor Lindsey Simon was featured on NPR regarding her thoughts on Johnson & Johnson filing for bankruptcy. The article titled "J&J is using bankruptcy maneuver to block lawsuits over baby powder cancer claims" was written by Brian Mann and published 10/21/21.
Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson was featured on WGN's "Legal Face-Off" program regarding the Ahmaud Arbery trial. The episode titled "Carlson on Ahmaud Arbery jury selection, Lawless on missing people in Kansas, Cuban on his new book, and much more" aired 10/20/21.
Congratulations to Russell C. Gabriel, who received the Milner Ball Award for Social Justice at this year’s Athens Justice Coalition of Care annual luncheon. Gabriel retired in July after 30 years with the law school, most recently serving as its Criminal Defense Practicum director.
Dean Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge was featured on Law360 regarding his thoughts on the naming of Harold D. Melton — who previously served as the chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court — as the holder of the Carl E. Sanders Chair in Political Leadership at the School of Law. The article titled "Former Ga. Chief Justice To Teach At His Alma Mater" was written by Emily Sides and published 10/21/21.
Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism & Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor Lonnie T. Brown Jr. was featured in the Daily Report regarding his argument before the Georgia Supreme Court in relation to the state bar's proposed guidance on ex parte communication. The article titled "Civil Defense Bar Asks Ga. Justices to Nix Proposed Rule to Allow Contact with Opponents' Ex-Employees" was written by Greg Land and published 10/20/21.
Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism & Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor Lonnie T. Brown Jr. was featured on Law360 regarding his argument before the Georgia Supreme Court in relation to the state bar's proposed guidance on ex parte communication. The article titled "Ga. Justices See Holes in the Atty Group's Attack on Bar Advice" was written by Rosie Manins and published 10/19/21.
Clinical Assistant Professor & Prosecutorial Justice Program Director Melissa D. Redmon was featured on VICE News regarding her thoughts on suppressed evidence in relation to jury selection in the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial. The article titled "Court Mistakenly Gave Potential Jurors Access to Ahmaud Arbery's Mental Health History" was written by Trone Dowd and published 10/19/21.
Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson was featured in The New York Times regarding the Ahmaud Arbery Trial. The article titled "In the trial of Ahmaud Arbery's accused killers, unsettling video will have a starring role" was written by Richard Fausset and published 10/17/21. The article was reprinted in the Boston Globe and other media outlets around the country.
Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson was featured in USA Today regarding the Ahmaud Arbery Trial. The article titled "'Race will be front and center' in Arbery trial" was written by N'dea Yancey-Bragg and was published 10/15/21.
Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson was featured on ABC News regarding the Ahmaud Arbery Trial. The segment titled "Ahmaud Arbery murder case may evoke Georgia's history on race: Experts" was reported by Bill Hutchinson and aired 10/17/21.
Harold D. Melton, who previously served as the chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, has been named the holder of the Carl E. Sanders Scholar in Political Leadership at the University of Georgia School of Law. In this role, he will teach a seminar during the spring 2022 semester titled “Representing the State.”
The University of Georgia School of Law remains one of the best returns on investment in legal education in the country, according to a recent ranking by National Jurist. The School of Law has been ranked as the #1 or #2 best value law school for the last five years. This ranking examines outcome-driven metrics such as bar passage and employment rates in addition to average indebtedness, tuition and cost of living.
Assistant Dean Tony Waller was featured in the Daily Report regarding summer 2021 legal work opportunities for law students. The article titled "For Atlanta Firms' Summer Associate Programs, Being In Person Made All the Difference" was written by Jacob Polacheck and published 10/15/21.
Congratulations to third-year student Benjamin S. "Ben" Causey and second-year student N. Molly Laughlin for winning the Intramural Mock Trial Competition. Many thanks to finalists Abigail C. "Abi" Hartlein and Emily P. Johnson, both second-year students, and the other competitors for contributing to a wonderful tournament.