Renowned experts featured in Spring 2019 Signature Lectures, law school Sibley Lecturer included

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Notable scholars and national leaders in politics, business, higher education and several other fields will visit the University of Georgia this semester as part of the Signature Lecture series. The law school's 117th Sibley Lecture to be delivered by the University of Chicago's David A. Strauss on the topic of U.S. Supreme Court decisions is included in this special series. Signature Lectures denote campus talks by speakers with broad, multidisciplinary appeal and compelling bodies of work. Many of the lectures are supported by endowments, while others honor notable figures and milestones in the university’s history.

Georgia Sea Grant Legal Fellows tackle challenging environmental questions

Monday, January 14, 2019

Three School of Law third-year students – Danielle Goshen, Julia M. Shelburne and Benjamin “Ben” Wilde – are serving as Georgia Sea Grant Legal Fellows and are conducting research to address critical environmental, economic and social concerns primarily affecting coastal Georgia.

Canup receives employee of the year award

Monday, January 7, 2019

Congratulations to Cyndi Canup, winner of the 2018 Emma Terrell Distinguished Employee Award. Presented annually by the Law School Staff Representative Group, the honor recognizes staff members who have demonstrated “a strong work ethic, commitment to service, and exceptional job performance as well as the cooperation needed to ensure the School of Law meets and exceeds its goals."

Three professors earn new titles

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Congratulations to Professors Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, Andrea L. Dennis and Melissa J. Durkee. These accomplished scholars assumed new titles as of Jan. 1. Burch now holds the Fuller E. Callaway Chair of Law, Dennis occupies the John Byrd Martin Chair of Law and Durkee is a J. Alton Hosch Associate Professor of Law.

Lockaby argues before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

As part of the law school’s Appellate Litigation Clinic, third-year student C. Daniel Lockaby presented oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Lockaby represented the clinic’s client in Brooks v. Jacumin et al., a Section 1983 case where the client was tased three times in one minute and ten seconds for refusing to have his photograph taken during a temporary visit to a detention center. Third-year students Wade Barron and Sarah Quattrocchi assisted in writing the briefs and in argument preparations.