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West presents on the Supreme Court and the press

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Brumby Distinguished Professor in First Amendment Law Sonja R. West presented "The Supreme Court and the Press: An Empirical Analysis" at the Media Law & Policy Scholars Conference during January (with R. Jones).

Conference to reimagine structures responding to global public health emergencies

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

To help with the reimagination of local, national and international structures used to respond to global public health emergencies such as the emergence and spread of COVID-19, the School of Law will host a daylong, virtual conference titled "The Future of Global Health Governance” starting at 10 a.m. on January 25. Organized by the Dean Rusk International Law Center and the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, the conference will address three crucial questions: whether and how the ailing global public health infrastructure might be reinvigorated; how the pandemic has threatened and exposed limitations of the social safety net in the United States and other economies around the world; and the phenomenon of vaccine refusal and what national and international legal institutions might do to curb it.

In Memoriam: Diane Walton Rounds

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The School of Law regrets to announce former employee Diane Walton Rounds passed away December 28, 2019. She served as an administrative assistant in the school's law placement/career services office from 1979 through 1993. She will be missed by law school faculty, staff and former students.

Two UGA faculty members named Regents’ Professors; Amann, Beach recognized for their renowned scholarly impact

Monday, January 11, 2021

Two University of Georgia professors have been named Regents’ Professors, an honor bestowed by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia for faculty whose scholarship or creative activity is recognized both nationally and internationally as innovative and pace-setting. The School of Law's Diane Marie Amann was selected. Her scholarship focuses on the ways that national, regional and international legal regimes interact as they endeavor to combat atrocity and cross-border crime. Her current research will produce the first-ever book, under contract with Oxford University Press, on the roles of women professionals at the 1945-46 war crimes trial before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg.

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West participates in panel on the news media's relationships with public and private power

Monday, January 11, 2021

Brumby Distinguished Professor in First Amendment Law Sonja R. West moderated "The Press and the Separation of Powers: The News Media's Relationships with Public and Private Power" panel as part of the Association of American Law School's Annual Meeting during January. As chair of the AALS Section on Communication, Media & Information Law, she performed this role.