Billy Payne’s Olympian Triumph

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The story of Atlanta’s emergence as an international city began, as unlikely triumphs often do, with one man’s improbable dream. And yet, William Porter “Billy” Payne (J.D.'73)  was not known as a dreamer. In fact, before 1987—when he resolved to bring the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games to Atlanta, in defiance of all odds—the then-middle-aged real estate lawyer wasn’t widely known at all. But Payne has become one of the era’s most celebrated Georgians thanks to his sheer determination and a unique ability to unite others in pursuit of his long-shot ambition. Payne’s success in winning the Olympic bid and preparing the city for the games effectively put Atlanta on the global map and became the catalyst for growth in tourism, private investment and international prominence that continues to this day.

Bradley selected vice chair of Legal Information Preservation Alliance

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Special Collections Librarian Sharon Bradley has been voted vice chair/chair elect of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance, which is a consortium of academic, federal, state and public law libraries working on projects to preserve print and electronic legal information. 

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Ringhand receives prestigious Fulbright award

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Hosch Professor Lori A. Ringhand received a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award to spend the spring 2019 semester as a visiting professor at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Ringhand’s Fulbright research will explore the different approaches to campaign finance regulation taken by the United States and the United Kingdom. Additionally, Ringhand has been selected from among UK Fulbright award recipients to present a 2019 Fulbright Gresham College Lecture. Gresham College is one of London’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning.  

Candlelight memorial service will be held April 26; Appel to be remembered

Monday, April 23, 2018

Twenty-four UGA students, faculty and staff members who died since last April will be honored at the university’s annual candlelight memorial service April 26 at 7 p.m. on the steps of the Chapel. UGA President Jere W. Morehead will lead the service, “Georgia Remembers…a Candlelight Memorial.” Names of each of the nine students and 15 faculty and staff members will be read aloud, followed by a toll of the Chapel bell and the lighting of a candle. The law school's Peter A. Appel, the holder of the Smith Professorship, will be remembered.

Kenerly wins Russell Moot Court Competition

Friday, April 13, 2018

Congratulations to first-year law student John Lex Kenerly IV for winning the 2018 Richard B. Russell Moot Court Competition and to finalist William Daniel Ortiz and all of the first-year law students who made this year’s tournament such a success. Kenerly also received the Jere W. Morehead Moot Court Award.