Georgia Law possesses an impressive collection of more than 70 portraits of famous Georgians, former deans and faculty members, as well as accomplished alumni.
Rebecca Hanner White, who has served as dean of the School of Law since 2003, recently announced that she plans to return to the faculty after 11 years of service as dean. UGA Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a committee to begin a national search to fill the position of dean of the School of Law. It will be chaired by Svein Øie, dean of the College of Pharmacy. Whitten said she is pleased that White will continue to serve as dean while the national search for her successor is underway.
Congratulations to second-year students Alicia N. Luncheon and Veronica M. O’Grady, who were selected to join the Gideon’s Promise Summer Law Clerk Program Class of 2014. They are two of 16 selected law students who will assist public defender offices in the Southeast that partner with Gideon’s Promise, a nonprofit organization that works to mobilize and train public defenders.
Martin Chair James C. “Jim” Smith was elected president-elect of the Association for Law, Property and Society. ALPS is an organization for scholars conducting interdisciplinary legal scholarship on all aspects of property law and policy including real, personal, intellectual, intangible, cultural, personal and other forms of property.
Jack L. Rives, executive director and chief operating officer of the American Bar Association, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Georgia School of Law’s Commencement May 17 at 10 a.m. on the North Campus quadrangle in front of the law school. In the event of rain, graduation will be moved to Stegeman Coliseum. For those unable to attend, the ceremony will be available for live viewing at www.ustream.tv/channel/ugalaw .
Congratulations to second-year student Andrew D. Mason, who received the 2014 Stanley Cohn/James Dorsett Scholarship from the American Counsel Association. Established in 1928, the ACA is the oldest association of independent law firms in the world and aims to enhance standards of practice, aid deserving law students, and provide a social and business network for its distinguished members.