The East Campus Village on the University of Georgia’s campus will soon have a new addition to its named residence halls. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted today to approve the naming of Building 1512 after the late Gov. George D. Busbee. This 1952 Georgia Law graduate and 77th governor of Georgia, championed education during his time in office—particularly kindergarten through 12th grade—establishing the statewide public kindergarten system.
Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., will present “Social Justice Lawyering: Confronting Power, Racial and Economic Injustice and Hopelessness Within the Law” at the University of Georgia School of Law’s 109th Sibley Lecture March 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom of Hirsch Hall.
University of Georgia graduate programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2014 edition of America's Best Graduate Schools. The School of Law moved up a place to tie for 33rd on the list, placing it among the top 13 public law schools in the nation and among the top four public schools in the Southeast.
Georgia Law’s Dean Rusk Center will present “The Cuban Embargo: Policy Outlook After Fifty Years” on March 22. During this daylong conference, Cuban and American diplomats, scholars, legal practitioners and trade specialists will examine the effectiveness and consequences of economic sanctions as well as the potential impact of revising or lifting the U.S. embargo on trade with Cuba.
Judge Edith Hollan Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit will present “Why the Constitution Matters and Why Women Should Care” as Georgia Law’s Edith House Lecturer on March 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the school’s Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. A brief reception will follow.