Beck, Lanier, Weeks assume associate deanships

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The School of Law is pleased to share that three of our professors have assumed associate deanships. Randy Beck, the holder of the Marshall Chair of Constitutional Law, has been named the associate dean for academic affairs. Eleanor Crosby Lanier, the director of the law school’s Mediation Clinic, will serve as the associate dean for clinical programs and experiential learning, and Hosch Professor Elizabeth Weeks is the school’s new associate dean for faculty development. Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge views these positions as excellent professional development posts for faculty seeking higher education administration experience.

Oladeinbo receives Diversity Fellowship

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Congratulations to rising third-year student Gilbert Oladeinbo for receiving King & Spalding's 2018 Diversity Fellowship. Each year, the law firm awards up to five fellowships to qualified law students who "show promise of contributing meaningfully to the diversity of the legal community." The law firm selected Oladeinbo for his academic and civic accomplishments.

University of Georgia unveils 40 Under 40 Class of 2018; graduates Bowen and Keyes named

Friday, July 20, 2018

The University of Georgia Alumni Association has unveiled the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018. This program began in 2011 and celebrates the personal, professional and philanthropic achievements of UGA graduates who are under the age of 40. The honorees will be recognized during the eighth annual 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon on Sept. 13 at the Georgia Aquarium. School of Law graduates Brooke Bowen (J.D.'10) and Capt. William Keyes (J.D.'13) were named to the list.

Barnett featured in Law360

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Associate Professor Kent Barnett was featured in Law360 regarding his thoughts on an executive order signed last week by President Donald Trump eliminating the competitive examination and selection procedures for appointing administrative law judges. The article titled "Executive Order Boosts Fears of Politically Influenced ALJs" was written by Dunstan Prial and published 7/16/18.

Appellate Litigation Clinic wins case in 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The law school's Appellate Litigation Clinic recently won a case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The case Smith v. Dewberry involved whether the client was in imminent danger at the time he filed his complaint such that he could bypass the three-strike rule under the Prison Litigation Reform Act. Third-year students Holly M. Boggs and Ryan L. Giles, second-year students M. David Boyer II and Megan Cambre, and Counselor-in-Residence Cary Berkeley Kaye all assisted with the case.