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UGA professors publish recommendations for state Alzheimer’s registry

Friday, September 25, 2015

University of Georgia faculty recently published recommendations on the ethical and legal application of a population-based, statewide Alzheimer’s registry. They argue that with a more developed data-collection tool, Georgia’s public policy creators will be better informed to serve the impacted population and battle the disease. Georgia Law Professor Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, with support from Dr. Toni Miles, anepidemiology professor in the College of Public Health, authored a report that is available online and will be published in print by the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology next year.

Top scholar in tax, business and private equity to join faculty

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Georgia Law is pleased to announce that Gregg D. Polsky has agreed to join the law school's faculty in the fall of 2016. Polsky, currently the Willie Person Magnum Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law, has also served on the law faculties of the University of Minnesota and Florida State University, and visited at Duke University. Author of a casebook, Polsky has written articles appearing in the Duke Law Journal, the Iowa Law Review and the Virginia Law Review, among others.

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Hashimoto and three other UGA professors named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows

Monday, September 21, 2015

Four UGA faculty members—Erica Hashimoto, Jessica Kissinger, Kecia Thomas and Mark Wilson—will gain a deeper perspective on academic leadership as the university’s 2015-2016 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows. Created by the Southeastern Conference in 2008, the fellowship program seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond.

Georgia Law launches full-time semester of work/study in Atlanta

Monday, September 21, 2015

Georgia Law will expand its footprint with an Atlanta campus that will open for the 2016 spring semester. The first program to be launched at the new facility will be the Atlanta Semester in Practice, which will offer second- and third-year students the opportunity to receive full-time, practical experience through placements in the judicial, government, corporate and nonprofit arenas. In addition to the externships, students will take a clinical seminar and upper-level courses, allowing them to earn a total of up to 16 credits for the semester.

Cox and Manzer win the Martin/Carnes Competition for Excellence in Writing

Friday, September 18, 2015

Congratulations to second-year students Emily V. Cox and Alec L. Manzer, the inaugural winners of the Martin/Carnes Competition for Excellence in Writing. Cox earned the prize for best overall submission, and Manzer won the prize for most improved writing. The contest was initiated earlier this year to give rising second-year students the opportunity to analyze a legal problem and to work with a faculty adviser, who assisted in editing, refining and strengthening the competitor’s writing skills and legal arguments. The competition is named in honor of law school alumnae and U.S. Court of Appeals Judges Beverly B. Martin (J.D.’81) and Julie E. Carnes (J.D.’75).