Georgia Law’s Red Clay conference to focus on emerging issues in environmental law

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

“Emerging Issues in Environmental Law” is the title of the 29th Annual Red Clay Conference to be held March 24 in the University of Georgia School of Law’s Larry Walker Room in Dean Rusk Hall. The daylong program will include three panel discussions focusing on the management of coal ash in the wake of changes to Environmental Protection Agency and Environmental Protection Division rules pertaining to solid waste management, transboundary water issues stemming from the Florida v. Georgia litigation, and the future of the Clean Power Plan and other air regulatory matters. Judson H. “Jud” Turner, the former director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, will deliver the keynote address. Community Newspapers, Inc. President Dink NeSmith will also provide a special address.


Two Georgia Law teams to advance to national round in Transactional LawMeet competition

Monday, February 27, 2017

Congratulations to third-year students Molly H. Cash and Hannah R. Coleman, and third-year student Benjamin M. "Ben" Hill and second-year student Steven D. "Steve" Zavodnick for finishing as regional finalists in their respective Transactional LawMeet tournaments held in Denver and Dallas recently. Both teams qualified to advance to the national tier of the tournament to be held in New York City during March. Only 14 teams advanced out of a field of 84 in this national tournament involving the preparation of a complex mergers and acquisitions document and oral negotiations. Georgia Law graduates assisting these teams in getting ready for the contest included Robert C. "Rob" Davis III (J.D.'99), Amanda L. Norcross (J.D.'05) and Rhys T. Wilson (J.D.'79). Also, second-year student Hailey R. Wilson helped with preparations.    


Georgia Law honors distinguished grads during annual Alumni/Alumnae Weekend

Friday, February 24, 2017

Several Georgia Law graduates will be recognized for their service during the school’s annual Alumni/Alumnae Weekend to be held March 17-18. Ertharin Cousin, William J. “Bill” Stembler and Audrey Boone Tillman will receive the law school alumni/alumnae association’s Distinguished Service Scroll Award. Additionally, the inaugural Young Alumni/Alumnae of Excellence Award will be presented to 2012 Georgia Law alumna Amanda Seals Bersinger. Other highlights of Alumni/Alumnae Weekend include:  a keynote address by Georgia Supreme Court Justice Robert Benham, who is also a 1970 graduate of Georgia Law; an alumni/alumnae panel moderated by Georgia Law Hosch Professor Emeritus Thomas A. “Tom” Eaton; an ethics and professionalism CLE; a speed networking event; a trivia tournament; the annual Equal Justice Foundation auction and a picnic hosted by the law firm Blasingame, Burch, Garrard, & Ashley, P.C. For more information about Georgia Law’s Alumni/Alumnae Weekend and to register, please visit https://www.law.uga.edu/alumni-alumnae-weekend.  


Georgia Law finishes as semi-finalists at National Trial Competition regional

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Congratulations to two Georgia Law teams made up of third-year students Brittany M. Partridge and Hannah S. Sells, and third-year student Eric A. Sterling and second-year students Danielle N. Glover and Christopher D. "Chris" Johnson, who recently competed in the National Trial Competition. The two teams each finished the mock trial tournament as regional semi-finalists. There were 21 teams competing in the regionals.


Georgia Law to host IntLawGrrls 10th birthday conference

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Approximately 100 international lawyers from around the globe will come to the University of Georgia School of Law on March 2 and 3 for a conference celebrating the 10th birthday of IntLawGrrls, a blog founded by Diane Marie Amann, a member of the law faculty. Organized by the Dean Rusk International Law Center, the conference is part of the law school’s Georgia Women in Law Lead (Georgia WILL) initiative. Highlights will include panels on topics such as international criminal law, human rights, women’s leadership in legal institutions, feminist legal theories, corporate accountability, international economic law and dispute settlement, post-Cold War legacies, laws of war, counterterrorism, international environmental law, and sexual violence crimes. 

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