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Hines featured in Marietta Daily Journal

Monday, August 13, 2018

Board of Visitors Member P. Harris Hines was featured in the Marietta Daily Journal regarding his upcoming retirement as chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court. Hines has served the court since 1995. The article titled "Harris Hines stepping down after 50-year legal career" was written by Shaddi Abusaid and published 8/10/18.

Mize and Rodrigues named as UGA provost search committee members

Monday, August 13, 2018

University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead has appointed a search committee to recruit and review candidates to be the next senior vice president for academic affairs and provost of the institution. The committee — composed of faculty, staff, administration, student and alumni representatives — includes Circulation Manager of the Law Library and President of the Staff Council Marie Mize and Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law Usha Rodrigues.

Six professors receive promotions

Monday, August 13, 2018

Congratulations to Mehrsa Baradaran, Kent Barnett, Christopher M. Bruner, Jason A. Cade, Nathan S. Chapman and Hillel Y. Levin for receiving promotions. Baradaran now holds the Robert Cotten Alston Associate Chair in Corporate Law. Barnett became a J. Alton Hosch Associate Professor of Law. Bruner was named the Stembler Family Distinguished Professor in Business Law. Levin assumed the Alex W. Smith Professorship of Law. Additionally, Cade was awarded tenure, while Chapman was promoted to associate professor with tenure.

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Hellerstein's treatise noted by the Oregon Supreme Court

Friday, August 10, 2018

Distinguished Research Professor & Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law Emeritus Walter Hellerstein's treatise State Taxation was noted by the Oregon Supreme Court in Capital One Auto Finance, Inc. v. Department of Revenue, 363 Or. 441 (2018) for its discussion of the “complex history of Commerce Clause restrictions on state taxation, and describing Spector Motor  as ‘high water mark’ of recent cases restricting state taxation.”

School of Law welcomes the Class of 2021

Friday, August 10, 2018

Orientation has begun for the 207 members of the Class of 2021. These Juris Doctor students are a diverse group with a variety of backgrounds, and 21 are first-generation college graduates. They hail from 24 states and studied at 83 undergraduate institutions. Fifty-two percent of the class are male, and 48 percent are female. Twenty percent self-identify as belonging to a minority group, while seven are military veterans. The school also welcomes 16 LL.M. (Master of Laws) students, hailing from 14 countries on five continents and nine M.S.L. (Master in the Study of Law) students seeking knowledge of the legal system to enhance their careers.