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’s student-edited legal journal, the Georgia Law Review, will present “Evidence Reform: Turning a Grotesque Structure into a Rational Edifice?” on Jan. 18 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. During this daylong symposium, evidence scholars from across the country will discuss Georgia’s new evidence code and will reflect upon the nation-wide evidence reform movement as a whole. Due to limited capacity, pre-registration is encouraged.
Georgia Law will host the Supreme Court of Georgia on the afternoon of Jan. 16 in its Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom as the court hears oral arguments on a criminal death penalty case and a civil medical malpractice case. The justices normally convene at the State Judicial Building in Atlanta but conduct one or two special sessions outside the state’s capital each year. Registration is required for attendance.
The UGA School of Law Staff Council recently presented Administrative Associate Deborah Baker with the 2012 Emma P. Terrell Distinguished Employee of the Year Award. This award is given annually to recognize staff members who demonstrate an outstanding work ethic, commitment to service and exceptional job performance in addition to the cooperation necessary to increase the quality of education and service provided by the law school.
From Dec. 3 through Dec. 14, Georgia Law will host more than 30 members of the Brazilian judiciary as part of the school's International Judicial Training Program. This program is designed to introduce foreign judges and court personnel to the U.S. judicial system allowing participants to gain ideas and insights on possible ways to strengthen their own judicial systems. It is co-sponsored by the Georgia Institute of Continuing Judicial Education.
Georgia Law students recently captured first place in the Mercer University School of Law National Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition. Third-year students Chandler L. Smith and Timothy F.J. "Tim" Dean comprised the winning team, while third-year classmates Nneka A. Egwuatu and Scott F. McAfee finished in the runner-up position. McAfee was named the tournament's best oralist. This is the second year in a row that Georgia Law has won this competition.