Scholarship established in honor of former Georgia Law Dean Rebecca White

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Georgia Law has announced the establishment of the Rebecca Hanner White Scholarship, named in honor of White, who recently stepped down as the leader of the school after more than 11 years of service. The scholarship was initiated by Georgia Law 1982 alumna and law school Board of Visitors Chair Kathelen V. Amos and her husband Dan, who agreed to match up to $100,000 in new gifts donated to the school for the creation of the scholarship fund. To date, more than $210,000 in gifts and pledges have been secured from alumni and friends for this effort.

Georgia Law to host annual music industry conference

Monday, February 16, 2015

Georgia Law’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society will host the 5th Annual Protect Athens Music Conference Tuesday, March 3, starting at 4:30 p.m., to be held at the 40 Watt Club in downtown Athens. The event is free and open to the public. The conference will address issues relevant to the intersection of law, music and business for musicians, students, professionals and anyone interested in music or the music business.

Georgia Law to host annual benefit auction for student fellowships

Friday, February 13, 2015

Georgia Law’s Equal Justice Foundation will host its 30th annual benefit auction Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at The Foundry (formerly the Melting Point) in downtown Athens. The evening will include both live and silent auctions. Proceeds from the event will go toward EJF summer fellowships, which help support Georgia Law students working in summer public interest positions for little or no compensation. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Law school to host conference on social justice and legal representation

Friday, February 13, 2015

Georgia Law will host the 10th Annual Working in the Public Interest Conference Saturday, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. Registration is required. Jonathan Rapping, the president and founder of Gideon’s Promise and director of the honors program in criminal justice at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, will present the keynote address at 3:40 p.m.

The 27th Annual Red Clay Conference to focus on public interests and private rights

Friday, February 13, 2015

Georgia Law’s 27th Annual Red Clay Conference, titled “Balancing Public Interests and Private Rights in Environmental Law,” will take place Friday, Feb. 27, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. Pre-registration is requested. Eric T. Freyfogle, Swanlund Chair of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will deliver the keynote address at 1 p.m.