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Amann named counselor of the American Society of International Law

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Associate Dean and Woodruff Chair in International Law Diane Marie Amann was recently elected as a counselor of the American Society of International Law. Serving on the Executive Council, counselors are senior members who have made significant contributions to the society and to the study and development of international law. Previously Amann served as vice president of ASIL in addition to holding many other society leadership posts over the years.


Magnuson selected for post with Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Congratulations to second-year student Jared B. Magnuson who has been selected for an editor position on the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy's 2017 symposium volume. The journal selects non-Harvard students from across the country every year to edit the articles in this special volume.


Polsky featured in the International Business Times

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law Gregg D. Polsky was featured the International Business Times regarding his thoughts on eliminating tax provisions that allow Wall Street money managers to pay a lower tax rate on their compensation than most middle-class people pay on their income. The article titled "Will Hedge Fund Millionaires Flee South If They Face Higher Taxes? Wall Street Fights Move to Close Loophole" was written by Josh Keefe and David Sirota and published 4/25/17.


Rural Healthcare Symposium featured in Georgia Health News

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Georgia Law was featured in Georgia Health News regarding the 2nd Annual Rural Healthcare Symposium held in April. The article titled "Ideas and a sense of urgency permeate rural health care symposium" was written by Elspeth Male and published 4/24/17. 


Thompson appointed as independent compliance monitor for Volkswagen

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sibley Professor in Corporate and Business Law Larry D. Thompson was named as Volkswagen's independent compliance monitor under the terms of its settlements with the U.S. government. In this role, Thompson will assess, oversee and monitor the company’s compliance with the terms of its settlements for a period of three years, including measures to further strengthen Volkswagen’s compliance, reporting and monitoring mechanisms and implementation of an enhanced compliance and ethics program. He will also be tasked with certifying that Volkswagen's compliance program is able to detect something like the diesel matter and prevent it from happening again. The announcement titled "Volkswagen AG Statement on Appointment of Larry D. Thompson as Independent Compliance Monitor" was published 4/21/17 and appears on the automaker's website.

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