Georgia Law possesses an impressive collection of more than 70 portraits of famous Georgians, former deans and faculty members, as well as accomplished alumni.
Georgia Law was recognized as having one of the top moot court programs in the nation in a ranking conducted by the University of Houston Law Center’s Blakely Advocacy Institute. The listing was based on competition results for the 2012-13 academic year.
Georgia Law is hosting a daylong conference that will focus on Georgia’s public defender system on Oct. 4. The event, titled “Honoring Gideon's Promise, Rallying Gideon's Army,” is being held in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright and will feature four panel discussions and a screening of the HBO film “Gideon's Army.” Registration is required to attend.
Former U.S. Ambassador Lee A. Feinstein will present “Humanitarian Intervention and International Law” at Georgia Law on Oct. 3 at 12:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. During his talk, he will discuss the changing notions of international law in light of the experiences of recent humanitarian interventions, and he will explore the implications of these changes in light of the use of chemical weapons in Syria.
UGA President Jere W. Morehead has appointed a committee to conduct a national search to fill the position of executive director of the university’s Office of Legal Affairs. Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, the associate dean for faculty development and Herman E. Talmadge Chair in the UGA School of Law, will chair the search committee, which includes administrators and directors from various units of the university.
Georgia Law, the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Peabody Awards will host some of the nation’s leading Supreme Court journalists and scholars on Sept. 9 at the university's Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Three panels will be held throughout the daylong event focusing on topics from the rise of SCOTUSblog to discussing insights into the Roberts Court’s upcoming term. All sessions will be open to the public.