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In Memoriam: Donald E. Wilkes, Jr.

Monday, June 10, 2019

The School of Law regrets to announce Professor Emeritus Donald E. Wilkes, Jr., one of the world's leading experts on the writ of habeas corpus, passed away on June 7, 2019, at the age of 74. Wilkes, who taught at the law school for more than 40 years before retiring in 2012, was recognized for his scholarship in the fields of criminal procedure, capital punishment and postconviction remedies. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues and friends. 

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 17, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. at the UGA Chapel on North Campus with a reception to follow at the School of Law.


UGA Leads Georgia Law Schools in Bar-Required Job Rate for 2018 Grads

Monday, June 10, 2019

The School of Law was featured in the Daily Report regarding having more than 85% of its Class of 2018 graduates in full-time jobs requiring bar passage, which has the School of Law among the best in the nation and leading the state of Georgia. The article written by Jonathan Ringel was published 6/7/19.


E. Burch featured on Bloomberg Law

Friday, June 7, 2019

Callaway Chair Elizabeth Chamblee Burch was featured on Bloomberg Law regarding the difficulty of applying public nuisance laws to opioid cases. The article titled "States and cities are using 16th-century concept to fight opioid epidemic" was written by Lydia Wheeler and published 6/7/19.


E. Burch featured on NPR's Marketplace

Friday, June 7, 2019

Callaway Chair Elizabeth Chamblee Burch was featured on National Public Radio's "Marketplace" regarding the Johnson & Johnson opioid case in Oklahoma. The show titled "Mexican tariffs start Monday, and businesses are reeling" aired 6/6/19.


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Smith presents on constitutional property

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Martin Chair of Law Emeritus James C. Smith presented "Constitutional Property" at the annual meeting of the Association for Law, Property & Society held at Syracuse University during May.

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