Business Law Clinic hosts pop-up clinics for Innovation District’s Startup Week

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

As part of Athens Startup Week, the School of Law’s Business Law Clinic held two free pop-up legal clinics for small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs. Clinic participants received guidance on issues such as choosing and structuring a business entity, how to divide equity among co-founders, intellectual property protection, licensing and permits, and complying with regulations. Organized by the university’s Innovation District in collaboration with Athensmade and the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce, Athens Startup Week in April was designed to showcase the growing entrepreneurship community in Athens and at UGA, and to help turn innovative ideas into products, business ventures and nonprofits.

UGA competes in Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

in the 28th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. They argued against a team from France with arbitrators from Greece, Ukraine and India. As part of their preparation, the team also competed in Fordham University’s Vis Pre-Moot and the German law firm Bodenheimer’s first Pre-Moot tournament. The School of Law team was coached by Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge and third-year student Sarah Anne Nelson.

Ringhand awarded Meigs Professorship for teaching excellence

Monday, April 12, 2021

Hosch Professor Lori A. Ringhand is one of five faculty members at the University of Georgia who have been awarded the institution’s highest teaching honor, the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship. “This year’s Meigs Professorship honorees are exemplary educators who engage students at all levels through innovative instruction and experiential learning,” said S. Jack Hu, the university’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “They are committed to positioning their students for success, not only in the classroom but throughout their lives.”

UGA diversity initiative includes dialogue training, Ehlers and Tickerhoof included

Monday, April 12, 2021

A University of Georgia pilot program launching this month involving faculty and staff will further the university’s efforts to foster a more welcoming and supportive campus community. Based on recommendations issued by the Presidential Taskforce on Race, Ethnicity, and Community, the university is implementing a pilot Reflective Structured Dialogue (RSD) training, beginning this year with two groups of UGA faculty and staff. The law school's Sarah Ehlers and Morgan Tickerhoof will participate in the program, which aims to build the capacity of communities and organizations to engage, live and thrive despite their differences through a dialogue process that shifts the goal of conversation from problem solving to mutual understanding.

In Memoriam: Emily Calhoun

Friday, April 9, 2021

The School of Law regrets to announce former Assistant Professor Emily Calhoun passed away March 27, 2021. She served as an assistant professor in Athens from 1974 to 1978 and taught Torts, Evidence, Federal Courts, Women and the Law, and Rights of the Confined. She will be missed by law school faculty, staff and students.