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 placed fifth in a recent study conducted by National Jurist magazine for the "Best Value Law Schools." The ranking considered average debt for 2011 graduates, tuition, cost of living, two-year bar pass average and state average and weighted employment rate. The article appeared in the September issue of the magazine.
Georgia Law regrets to announce the passing of Col. John "Jack" Murray, who taught at the law school from 1965 to 1976. During this time, he also served as associate dean and director of admissions. His areas of specialty were workers' compensation, contracts and criminal law. Murray passed away on Aug. 18 at the age of 94.
Improvements to the law school's facilities continued this summer with the primary focus being on the rotunda area and cupola. Last summer, the school benefited from a renovation that resulted in almost 4,000 sq. ft. of additional building space being captured by enclosing the law school's Sutherland Courtyard with multifunctional corridors. Designed primarily for student use, these changes were made to repurpose underutilized areas and to address the overcrowding of public spaces.
Georgia Law is pleased to announce the winners of the 3rd Annual Firm and Corporate Alumni Challenge, which seeks to achieve 100 percent giving participation from Georgia Law graduates within an organization. Fortson, Bentley and Griffin of Athens, Ga., won category A of the competition (organizations with more than 10 Georgia Law graduates), while Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison & Norwood of Columbus, Ga., won category B (organizations with five to 10 Georgia Law graduates).
Georgia Law is pleased to welcome its newest faculty members who will begin teaching in Athens this fall - Assistant Professor Mehrsa Baradaran from Brigham Young University and Assistant Professor Kent Barnett from the University of Kentucky. Baradaran will be leading courses in contracts and banking law while Barnett will be focusing on contracts and consumer law.