Georgia Law possesses an impressive collection of more than 70 portraits of famous Georgians, former deans and faculty members, as well as accomplished alumni.
Congratulations to second-year law student Jenna L. Jackson, who was recently crowned Miss University of Georgia 2013. Jackson will compete in the Miss Georgia Pageant in June, with the winner of that pageant going on to the Miss America Pageant later in the year. Second-year law student Utrophia D. Robinson was also honored during the competition, where she tied with Jackson for the "best interview" award.
Nikolay Koposov, currently a visiting professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, will present “Memory Laws in Europe: A New Civil Religion” Jan. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. During his talk, Koposov will provide a general overview on legislation dealing with historical memory, from post-war anti-fascist legislation through the lois mémorielles in France in the 1990s and up to contemporary battles over acknowledging the past in Eastern Europe and Turkey.
Woodruff Chair in International Law Diane Marie Amann was recently appointed by Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda as the Special Adviser on Children in and Affected by Armed Conflict for the International Criminal Court. In this role, she will support and advise on Office of the Prosecutor policies, training and awareness with regard to children in and affected by armed conflict.
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.