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Georgia Law introduces new legal writing competition

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Georgia Law has introduced its Martin/Carnes Competition for Excellence in Writing, in which rising second-year students may compete for two $500 prizes. The contest, named after law school alumnae and U.S. Court of Appeals Judges Beverly B. Martin (J.D.’81) and Julie E. Carnes (J.D.’75), gives each student the opportunity to analyze a legal problem and work with a faculty adviser, who will assist in editing, refining and strengthening the competitor’s writing skills and legal arguments.

Why people who use payday loans aren't 'financially stupid,' just desperate

Friday, July 10, 2015

Associate Professor Mehrsa  Baradaran was quoted in the Deseret News regarding her thoughts on the payday lending industry and postal banking. The article was written by Lane Anderson and published 7/9/15.

Hashimoto's research featured in Arizona Republic news article

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Associate Dean and Post Professor Erica J. Hashimoto was featured in the Arizona Republic regarding a study she published in 2007 which tracked the outcomes of felony defendants who were pro se, or representing themselves, at the time of case termination. The article was written by Megan Cassidy and published 7/6/15.

UGA Alumni Association announces 40 Under 40 Class of 2015; two Georgia Law graduates included

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Congratulations to Meaghan G. Boyd (J.D.’05) and Kevin A. Gooch (J.D.’04) on being selected for UGA’s Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2015. These prominent graduates were recognized for having made an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors in addition to having demonstrated dedication to the University of Georgia and its mission of teaching, research and service.

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Hellerstein’s treatise quoted by New York Court of Appeals

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Distinguished Research Professor & Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law Walter Hellerstein’s treatise, State Taxation, was quoted by the New York Court of Appeals in Burton v. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, in upholding a tax imposed on nonresidents' pro rata share of gains from the deemed asset sale of their S corporation's stock after finding no constitutional bar to taxation of a nonresident's New York-source income from a stock sale.