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UGA law graduate Sally Yates nominated for U.S. deputy attorney general

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Sally Quillian Yates (J.D.'86), U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, to become U.S. deputy attorney general. Yates was nominated to replace Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole. The U.S. Senate must confirm the nomination. Dean Rebecca Hanner White, who has known Yates for many years, was delighted to learn of the nomination. “I have always been impressed with Sally’s determination, work ethic and integrity. Her nomination for one of the highest posts in the U.S. Department of Justice speaks to her impeccable record of service to the people of Georgia and our country.”


West publishes article in Alabama Law Review

Monday, December 15, 2014

Associate Professor Sonja R. West published "First Amendment Neighbors" in 66 Alabama Law Review 357 (2014).


Baroody wins cultural heritage writing competition

Friday, December 12, 2014

Congratulations to Anne Horn Baroody (J.D.'14) for winning the 2014 Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation Law Student Writing Competition.  Her paper was titled "Real Problems with Fake Antiquities and How Geographical Indications May Help."


Amann appears as guest on "Inside Story" to discuss recently released Senate report

Friday, December 12, 2014

Woodruff Chair in International Law Diane Marie Amann appeared on Al Jazeera America's "Inside Story" to discuss her thoughts on the possibility of prosecuting U.S. officials in connection with CIA reports of torture during interrogations. The program appeared 12/10/14.


Georgia Law ranks high for preparing students for work and moot court

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Georgia Law fared well in two recent rankings - for preparing students for firm work and for moot court performance. The law school ranked 11th in the nation based on responses from alumni when they were asked how well their law school had prepared them for firm work. Georgia Law was 6th according to the University of Houston Blakely Institute ranking that combines scores from ABA-approved moot court competitions. Both listings appeared in the November issue of The National Jurist magazine. 

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