Former U.S. Supreme Court judicial clerks: Regents' Prof. of International Law & Woodruff Chair in International Law Diane Marie Amann; Marshall Chair of Constitutional Law Randy Beck; University Prof., Meigs Distinguished Teaching Prof. & Caldwell Chair in Constitutional Law Dan Coenen; Dean & Talmadge Chair Bo Rutledge and Brumby Distinguished Prof. in First Amendment Law Sonja West.
University-level recognized faculty for scholarship and teaching: Regents' Prof. of International Law Diane Marie Amann (also Woodruff Chair), Meigs Distinguished Teaching Prof. Lonnie Brown (also Cleveland Distinguished Chair), University Prof. & Meigs Distinguished Teaching Prof. Dan Coenen (also Caldwell Chair), Meigs Distinguished Teaching Prof. Lori Ringhand (also Hosch Prof.) and University Prof. Usha Rodrigues (also Kilpatrick Chair).
2020-21 Faculty Award Winners: Assoc. Dean & Hosch Prof. Kent Barnett (Ellington Award for Excellence in Teaching & Faculty Graduation Marshal), Cleveland Distinguished Chair & Meigs Distinguished Teaching Prof. Lonnie Brown (SBA Professionalism Award & Faculty Graduation Marshal), Brock Assoc. Prof. Nathan Chapman (Faculty Graduation Marshal), Instructor Patrick Conner (Watson Outstanding Legal Research or Writing Professor), Assoc. Dean & Martin Chair Andrea Dennis (O'Byrne Memorial Award for Significant Contributions Furthering Student-Faculty Relations & Faculty Graduation Marshal) and Criminal Defense Practicum Director Russell Gabriel (Lanier Award for Excellence in Clinical Education).
Faculty are the lifeblood of a law school. Their interests and expertise largely dictate the direction of an institution. At the University of Georgia School of Law, you will find a vibrant, stimulating and exciting learning environment driven by an accomplished corps of superior teachers, experienced legal practitioners, and internationally recognized scholars.
While some law schools choose to emphasize either scholarship or teaching, our law school seeks to balance the two, firmly believing that classroom teaching is enhanced by scholarly expertise. Most professors maintain an open door policy - whenever they are in the office, they are available to answer students' questions about classroom concerns, career advice or personal matters.
Of our law school's tenure track faculty, approximately 25 senior members hold prestigious chaired or named professorships. Their expertise is expanded by the addition of outstanding adjuncts, whose ranks include leading attorneys from the region's most powerful firms, international lawyers, judges and government leaders.