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Jere Morehead (J.D.'80), senior vice president for Academic Affairs and provost at the University of Georgia, was named as the 22nd president of UGA by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Morehead will assume his new post on July 1, 2013. Georgia Law Dean Rebecca Hanner White has been named to his transition advisory committee.
Congratulations to first-year law student Whitney T. Judson for winning the 2013 J. Ralph Beaird 1L Closing Argument Mock Trial Tournament. Congratulations also to runner-up George S. Ray and to all of the other competitors for a job well done.
Congratulations to second-year law student Katherine P. O'Shea for her second-place finish in the GRAMMY Foundation's Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition. As one of the competition winners, O'Shea will get the opportunity to present her paper titled "Rebranding Digital Music Theft and the Graduated Response Model In the United States" in front of approximately 500 entertainment law attorneys at the 15th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon & Scholarship Presentation during February.
Congratulations to third-year law students Lucas D. Bradley, Michael C. Gretchen and Matthew V.H. Noller for their top two finish out of more than 150 teams at this year's National Moot Court Competition. Additionally, Gretchen was named Best Oralist of the competition.
Jere Morehead, a 1980 graduate of Georgia Law, was named the finalist for the University of Georgia presidency in an announcement made by Board of Regents Chair “Dink” Nesmith and University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby. Morehead currently serves as the senior vice president for Academic Affairs and as provost at UGA. The Board of Regents will take final action on the selection of the next president of UGA at a future meeting.