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UGA law school honors alumnus and former SEC commissioner with portrait unveiling

Thursday, October 15, 2020

As the month celebrating Latinx heritage draws to a close, the University of Georgia School of Law recently held a virtual portrait unveiling for Luis Aguilar, a 1979 graduate of the law school whose service on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission helped lead the country out of the economic upheaval of the 2008 recession. Aguilar immigrated to the United States as a child refugee from Cuba and describes himself as “the product of the generosity of the American people and the opportunities offered by the United States.” He served as a commissioner with the Securities and Exchange Commission from 2008 to 2015 – making Aguilar the eighth longest-serving commissioner in SEC history as well as only the third individual to have been nominated by two U.S. presidents from different political parties. 


Ringhand featured in the Business Insider

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Dean Rusk International Law Center Interim Director & Hosch Professor Lori A. Ringhand was featured in the Business Insider regarding U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings. The article titled "Amy Coney Barrett avoided answering questions from senators by citing the 'Ginsburg rule,' but legal scholars say it's not a valid excuse" was written by John Haltiwanger and published 10/13/20.


First Amendment Clinic trains student journalists at Georgia universities

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The First Amendment Clinic is training student journalists at universities across the state. Consistent with the clinic’s mission to educate the public about free speech and press rights, the clinic provided media law training to the Cluster newspaper staff at Mercer University, Grady Newsource staff at UGA and communications department students and faculty at East Georgia State College. Third-year law student Anish Patel, second-year law student Davis M. Wright and First Amendment Clinic Legal Fellow Samantha Hamilton covered tops such as defamation, privacy, copyright fair use and access rights under Georgia’s Open Meetings and Open Records Acts.


Ringhand featured in the Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Dean Rusk International Law Center Interim Director & Hosch Professor Lori A. Ringhand was featured in the Los Angeles Times regarding U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings. The article titled "Not Since Bork Has A Supreme Court Pick Had Such A Public Record On Issues. Will It Matter For Barrett?" was written by David G. Savage and published 10/13/20.


Ringhand featured on Wisconsin Public Radio

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Dean Rusk International Law Center Interim Director & Hosch Professor Lori A. Ringhand was featured on Wisconsin Public Radio regarding U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings. The segment titled "Scrutinizing The Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings" aired as part of "The Morning Show" on 10/13/20.

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