Doty named director of Dean Rusk International Law Center, Amann and Cohen to serve in supporting roles

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Kathleen A. Doty has been appointed the director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center at the UGA School of Law. As director, Doty will oversee both global practice preparation and international professional education, including the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree for foreign-trained lawyers. Her duties as a member of the law faculty will include teaching the Legal System of the United States course to LL.M. candidates. She will be assisted by two faculty co-directors, Diane Marie Amann and Harlan G. Cohen. 


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Waller named to Equal Justice Works' National Advisory Committee

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Associate Director of Career Development Tony Waller, who serves as the public interest and government employment specialist for the School of Law, has been named a member of the Equal Justice Works' National Advisory Committee. Equal Justice Works is the leading nonprofit organization committed to mobilizing and strengthening the public interest community, and the committee convenes a diverse group of eight law students and eight law school professionals to act as EJW ambassadors within the law school and legal services communities. Members provide leadership, feedback and outreach assistance to support the organization’s goal of helping students develop a lifelong commitment of working on behalf of underrepresented individuals, communities and causes.


Four professors receive promotions

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Congratulations to the following faculty members: Andrea L. Dennis and Hillel Y. Levin were promoted to the rank of full professor, Kent Barnett was awarded tenure, and Jason A. Cade was named associate professor.


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Amann appointed to University of Georgia Press editorial board

Friday, August 4, 2017

Woodruff Chair in International Law Diane Marie Amann has been appointed to a three-year term on the editorial board of the University of Georgia Press, which publishes "outstanding works of scholarship and literature by scholars and writers throughout the world."  


School of Law creates Veterans Legal Services Clinic; Renowned alumnus, son of Navy pilot contributes lead gift

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The School of Law is establishing a Veterans Legal Services Clinic funded by a lead gift from renowned trial attorney and alumnus James E. “Jim” Butler Jr. in memory of his father, Lt. Cmdr. James E. Butler Sr., who was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy. Butler Sr. was also the grandfather of James E. “Jeb” Butler III, a 2008 graduate of the law school. The new clinic will provide veterans in Georgia with legal assistance they might not otherwise have access to or be able to afford, with particular regard to denied or deferred claims before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It also includes an educational scholarship component. 

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