Sustainable lifestyles to be focus of annual Red Clay law conference

Friday, February 5, 2016

Making a sustainable lifestyle accessible to all is the working title of the 28th Annual Red Clay Conference to be held Feb. 26 in the University of Georgia School of Law’s Larry Walker Room in Dean Rusk Hall. The daylong program will include discussions on solar power in the Southeast and Georgia’s new “Household Solar Panel” bill, flood insurance and the tensions between risk and affordability, and farm-to-school food initiatives and child nutrition reauthorization. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency General Counsel Avi S. Garbow will provide a special address, while Robert R.M. Verchick, a legal expert in environmental regulation, climate change and the developing field of disaster law, will deliver the keynote address.


Georgia Law to host public interest conference focusing on social justice

Friday, February 5, 2016

Georgia Law will host the 11th Annual Working in Public Interest Conference on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 9 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. Registration is required. The conference will shine a light on current social issues affecting the law and potential solutions that the law can offer in social injustice situations. Key topics to be explored during the event’s three panels include: the effects of the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage in regard to the administration of probate, estate planning and adoption proceedings; issues with inadequate representation for misdemeanor offenses and how the law can be used to remedy the problem; and opportunities to provide undocumented immigrants with access to higher education and legal advice. Steve Gottlieb, executive director of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, will present the keynote address at 2:20 p.m.


Alumnus loans black history artifacts to law school

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Georgia Law 1983 alumnus Roy W. Copeland and his wife, Cheryl, have loaned the Alexander Campbell King Law Library a portion of their black history artifacts collection, which includes more than 200 items of largely handwritten and printed materials focusing on the slave era, the post-slavery period, sports and entertainment, and Civil Rights. During the month of February, the library will exhibit Civil Rights themed documents in the law school's Amos Foyer and at the entrance to the library. The Copelands started their collection in the mid-1980s.


Taylor-Parker receives 2016 Autistic Scholars Fellowship

Monday, February 1, 2016

Congratulations to second-year law student R. Larkin Taylor-Parker for being a recipient of a 2016 Autistic Scholars Fellowship. The fellowship, established by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network to provide four to six autistic college students with a $5,000 scholarship, recognizes students who are dedicated to advocating for disability rights, building the Autistic culture and community, and encouraging disability accessibility and inclusion on college campuses. Taylor-Parker has begun assembling an organization to promote disability culture, community and advocacy throughout UGA.


UGA announces Signature Lectures for spring 2016; Sibley Lecture and alumna Tess Davis included

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Trailblazing scientists, heralded historians and influential leaders in higher education, business and law are set to visit the University of Georgia this spring as part of the Signature Lecture series. UGA’s Signature Lecture series is in its second year. The designation is given by the Office of Academic Programs to events featuring speakers with broad, multidisciplinary appeal and compelling bodies of work. Georgia Law's Jan. 28 Sibley Lecture with David B. Wilkins is included, as well as alumna Terressa M. "Tess" Davis (J.D.’09), who will speak April 20.

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