Named after the former U.S. Secretary of State who taught at the University of Georgia School of Law in the last decades of his career, the Dean Rusk International Law Center has served since 1977 as a nucleus for global research, education, and service. From its home in Dean Rusk Hall, a modern edifice dedicated in 1996, the Center builds upon a Georgia Law tradition of excellence in international law that dates to 1940.

The Center's staff include: Melissa J. "MJ" Durkee, Associate Dean for International Programs, Director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center, and Allen Post Professor of Law; Laura Kagel, Director of International Professional Education; Sarah Quinn, Associate Director for Global Practice Preparation; Mandy Dixon, International Professional Education Assistant; and Catrina Martin, Global Practice Preparation Assistant. Serving as Faculty Co-Directors are: Diane Marie Amann, Regents' Professor of International Law and Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law; and Harlan G. Cohen, the Gabriel M. Wilner/UGA Foundation Professor in International Law.

Together, they work to: