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Articles by Heidi Murphy
|May. 5 2016||
Recently, University of Georgia School of Law moot court teams finished the 2015-16 advocacy season with a sweep of all awards in the Intrastate Moot Court Competition, as the No. 5 team in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and as a national quarterfinalist and the Best Brief Award winner at the American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition.
|May. 2 2016|
|Jan. 21 2016||
The University of Georgia School of Law has established an elite fellowship program as a result of a $2 million founding gift from The John N. Goddard Foundation. Initially, the program will offer three law school students annually the opportunity to receive an educational experience including domestic and international externships and guided research experiences, opportunities to meet some of the country's top legal leaders and a full tuition scholarship.
|Sep. 21 2015||
The University of Georgia School of Law will expand its footprint with an Atlanta campus that will open for the 2016 spring semester. The first program to be launched at the new facility will be the Atlanta Semester in Practice, which will offer second- and third-year students the opportunity to receive full-time, practical experience through placements in the judicial, government, corporate and nonprofit arenas.
|Aug. 24 2015||
Students taking the course Political Leadership and the Law at the University of Georgia School of Law this semester are receiving firsthand insights into public service from former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss. He is co-teaching the class for the fall 2015 semester with his former chief of staff, Camila Knowles, who is now serving as commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The first class was held today, Aug. 24.
|Jul. 31 2015||
The University of Georgia School of Law has received a $500,000 gift to create the Stacey Godfrey Evans Scholarship for first-generation college graduates attending Georgia Law. The gift is the first of its kind, and it was made by Georgia Law alumna and state Rep. Stacey Godfrey Evans. The first Evans Scholar is expected to be named this fall.
|Jul. 23 2015||
The University of Georgia School of Law's Lori A. Ringhand has been named the school's new associate dean for academic affairs. In this role, she will supervise the law school's academic program and curriculum.
|May. 14 2015||
Yesterday, Sally Quillian Yates, former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, was confirmed as U.S. deputy attorney general.
|Apr. 3 2015||
The University of Georgia Master of Historic Preservation Program will host a presentation titled "From Savannah to Syria: Protecting Cultural Heritage Through Law" to be delivered by Will Cook, the associate general counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The event will be held April 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall and is free and open to the public.
|Mar. 9 2015||
Elizabeth "Beth" Chamblee Burch, an associate professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, has been awarded the American Law Institute's Young Scholars Medal. This national award is presented every other year to one or two outstanding early-career law professors whose work has the potential to influence improvements in the law.
|Feb. 18 2015||
The University of Georgia School of Law established the Rebecca Hanner White Scholarship, named in honor of White, who recently stepped down as the leader of the school after more than 11 years of service.
|Feb. 5 2015||
The University of Georgia School of Law has named Diane Marie Amann as its first associate dean for international programs and strategic initiatives. In this role, she will oversee collaborations between the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy and the law school's faculty and students.
|Jan. 7 2015||
The University of Georgia School of Law's Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy will host a panel discussion on domestic and international issues relating to the Ebola virus on Jan. 21 at 12:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on North Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
|Dec. 23 2014||
The University of Georgia School of Law has received a $3.4 million gift from the estate of former Georgia Gov. Carl E. Sanders. Approximately $2.4 million will be used to create the Carl E. Sanders Law Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarships to law students. The remainder of the gift will be added to the Carl E. Sanders Chair in Political Leadership Fund, which was established in 2002 to support a faculty position for someone to "educate students about the roles of law and lawyers in shaping public policy and about the role of lawyers in positions of leadership."
|Oct. 9 2014||
The University of Georgia School of Law will host a conference titled "Children and International Criminal Justice" Oct. 28 in the school's Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom. Starting at 9:15 a.m., there will be a public plenary session that will include a panel discussion followed by the keynote address by International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. The afternoon program will consist of closed workshop sessions.