Assistant Professor Thomas E. Kadri has received a $180,487 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund his research project on digital evidence and constitutional privacy rights. The project, “A Socio-Technical Framework for Handling Digital Evidence with Security and Privacy Assurances,” will involve interdisciplinary collaboration between Kadri and a team of computer scientists at Augusta University School of Computer and Cyber Sciences. NSF’s Designing Accountable Software Systems (DASS) program solicits foundational research aimed towards a deeper understanding of the relationship between software systems and the complex social and legal contexts within which they operate. Kadri will conduct research into relevant legal frameworks, specifically focusing on whether technology can ensure that warrants to search digital devices comport with First and Fourth Amendment privacy rights. 

Third-year students Varad R. Dabke and Robert L. “Rob” Hillyer have served as Georgia Sea Grant Legal Fellows conducting research to address critical environmental, economic and social concerns primarily affecting coastal Georgia for the past two years. Dabke specialized in the area of aquaculture and has published “Regulatory Takings in Aquaculture” in 11 Sea Grant Law & Policy Journal 135 (2021). Hillyer focused on areas of resilience and infrastructure, specifically on local adaptation of road networks. Both students presented their work at the Georgia Climate Conference.  

Hosch Professor Logan E. Sawyer III has been invited to join the prestigious UGA Teaching Academy, which seeks to promote faculty leadership in teaching and learning, to advocate for effective educational environments and to foster a community of scholars. Membership in the academy is an honor granted to a select few UGA faculty members each year who have demonstrated a significant commitment to the teaching-learning enterprise.

Congratulations to Student Services Librarian Geraldine Kalim and Instruction and Faculty Services Librarian Savanna Nolan on being selected to participate in the UGA Teaching Academy Early Career Fellows Program. The initiative promotes excellence in classroom instruction by mentoring early-career faculty. 

The late Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Stephen S. Goss is being memorialized with a scholarship bearing his name at the University of Georgia School of Law. More than 100 former classmates and friends have contributed to the Judge Steve Goss Scholarship Fund. The effort was led by Marlan B. Wilbanks, who is the chair of the School of Law’s Board of Visitors, and Dan H. Willoughby Jr., both of whom graduated with Goss in 1986 and were part of his law school section. These gifts were matched by an anonymous donor who has helped to spearhead the law school’s efforts to provide scholarships to first-generation college graduates.