UGA School of Law to host rural healthcare symposium

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The University of Georgia School of Law will host the Third Annual Rural Healthcare Symposium starting at 9 a.m. on April 5 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. Healthcare policymakers, executives, entrepreneurs and scholars will explore a range of issues addressing local and national rural healthcare disparities. There will be four panels focusing on: rural healthcare administration and management by those "in the trenches," transformative ideas in rural health, mental and behavioral health shortages, and the intersection of rural health and rural economic development. The keynote speaker will be the National Rural Health Association’s Maggie Elehwany, who serves as the group’s vice president of government affairs and policy.


Human rights researcher/advocate to discuss Thailand’s shifting role in Southeast Asia

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The University of Georgia School of Law’s Dean Rusk International Law Center will host Benjamin Zawacki, a human rights researcher and advocate, to discuss his book Thailand: Shifting Ground between the US and a Rising China on March 20 at 11:45 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall located on North Campus. Zawacki’s book, published by the University of Chicago Press last year, explores Thailand's evolving foreign relations and the geo-political implications in Southeast Asia. 


UGA School of Law to host annual benefit auction for student fellowships

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The University of Georgia School of Law’s Equal Justice Foundation will host its 33rd annual benefit auction March 24 at 6:30 p.m. at The Foundry at Graduate Athens. The evening will include both a silent and live auction, which will begin at 8 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go toward EJF summer fellowships, which help support School of Law students working in summer public interest positions for little or no compensation. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend.


Alumnus donates art collection to UGA School of Law

Monday, March 5, 2018

William Elliott Stiles Jr. – an accomplished artist, Atlanta attorney and University of Georgia School of Law 2006 alumnus – is donating 10 pieces of his work to his alma mater. The hand-painted originals will portray various legal themes and contain references to the School of Law. The new pieces he plans to donate to the school are part of his “Concept Collection,” which is “firmly rooted in the practice of law and has excerpts of U.S. Supreme Court opinions in the background,” according to Stiles. 


School of Law team wins regional mock trial tournament and advances to nationals

Monday, March 5, 2018

Congratulations to third-year students J. Alex Prescott and Karen E. Hays and second-year students Stephen Mulherin and Philip Poole for winning the regional championship of the American Association for Justice National Student Trial Advocacy Competition. They will now compete in the national tier of the tournament during April. A second team comprised of third-year students Hallie E. Willis and Oliver R. Ladd and second-year students Matthew "Matt" Poletti and Davis Kimball also participated. Third-year student B. Elizabeth "Liz" Tarver helped coach the team. 

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