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UGA wins national mock trial competition

Monday, March 29, 2021

Congratulations to third-year students Amelia Welch Ortiz, Charles W. Hoffman and Ian L. Kecskes and second-year student Haley K. Kairab for winning the Tenth Annual South Texas Mock Trial Challenge. Kairab received the Best Advocate Award for the final round. Notably, UGA has won this national mock trial competition four times in the tournament's history.

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Cohen presents on nations and markets

Friday, March 26, 2021

Wilner/UGA Foundation Professor in International Law Harlan G. Cohen presented on "Nations and Markets" at the University of Trento School of International Studies during March.

Conkel argues before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Friday, March 26, 2021

Appellate Litigation Clinic participant and third-year student Madison "Maddie" Conkel argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in the case Denis Aguilera Fernandez, Petitioner v. U.S. Attorney General. The clinic's client was detained and beaten by Cuban police 7-10 times over the course of two years to prevent him from protesting the Cuban government. The issues in the case were: what is the appropriate standard of review for past persecution rulings, did the clinic's client show past persecution, and does the client have a reasonable fear of future persecution. 

Peters featured in The New York Times

Friday, March 26, 2021

Associate Professor Jonathan Peters was featured in The New York Times regarding the likelihood of "real change" in internet regulation. The article titled "Is a Big Tech Overhaul Just Around the Corner?" was written by Giovanni Russonello and published 3/25/21.

Peters featured in The Washington Post

Friday, March 26, 2021

Associate Professor Jonathan Peters was featured in The Washington Post regarding the impact of New York Times v. Sullivan on ideological diversity in the media. The article titled "Fox News would be in trouble without 'actual malice' standard" was written by Eric Wemple and published 3/23/21.