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School of Law welcomes its newest students

Monday, August 14, 2017

Orientation has begun for the 189 members of the Class of 2020. These Juris Doctor students are a diverse group with a variety of backgrounds, and 25 are first-generation college graduates. They hail from 24 states and studied at 62 undergraduate institutions. Twenty-one percent self-identify as belonging to a minority group, while three are military veterans. The median undergraduate GPA of this impressive class is 3.71 and the median LSAT score is 162. The school also welcomes 15 LL.M. (Master of Laws) students, hailing from 10 countries on five continents and four M.S.L. (Master in the Study of Law) students seeking knowledge of the legal system to enhance their careers.  All statistics as 8/10/17.


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Brown participates in session at Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism Lonnie T. Brown Jr. participated in a session devoted to his forthcoming book Defending the Public's Enemy: The Journey of Ramsey Clark (Stanford University Press) at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference during August.


Doty named director of Dean Rusk International Law Center, Amann and Cohen to serve in supporting roles

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Kathleen A. Doty has been appointed the director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center at the UGA School of Law. As director, Doty will oversee both global practice preparation and international professional education, including the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree for foreign-trained lawyers. Her duties as a member of the law faculty will include teaching the Legal System of the United States course to LL.M. candidates. She will be assisted by two faculty co-directors, Diane Marie Amann and Harlan G. Cohen. 


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Hellerstein publishes article in State Tax Notes

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Distinguished Research Professor & Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law Emeritus Walter Hellerstein published “Is Use of Tax Proceeds Relevant to Whether a Tax Discriminates?” in 85 State Tax Notes 561 (2017).

 


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Waller named to Equal Justice Works' National Advisory Committee

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Associate Director of Career Development Tony Waller, who serves as the public interest and government employment specialist for the School of Law, has been named a member of the Equal Justice Works' National Advisory Committee. Equal Justice Works is the leading nonprofit organization committed to mobilizing and strengthening the public interest community, and the committee convenes a diverse group of eight law students and eight law school professionals to act as EJW ambassadors within the law school and legal services communities. Members provide leadership, feedback and outreach assistance to support the organization’s goal of helping students develop a lifelong commitment of working on behalf of underrepresented individuals, communities and causes.

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