Campus News

Faculty and staff assume new posts in School of Law

Four faculty and staff-Lonnie T. Brown Jr., Paul J. Heald, Paul B. Rollins and Carol A. Watson-were named to new positions in the School of Law.

Brown is the new holder of the A. Gus Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism. He joined Georgia Law in 2002 and teaches civil procedure, legal profession, ethics in litigation and conflict of laws.

His scholarship concentrates on legal ethics in the adversary system, and he has published articles on this subject with such law reviews as the Ohio State Law Journal, the Review of Litigation and the Georgia Law Review.

Succeeding Daniel M. Bodansky as the associate dean for faculty development, Heald is also the holder of the Allen Post Professorship in the law school. He specializes in domestic and international intellectual property law, and his scholarship includes two books on law and literature, and numerous articles relating to intellectual property law.

A Georgia Law faculty member since 1989, Heald earned his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Chicago and served as a judicial clerk for Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Rollins became the assistant dean for student affairs June 1. In his new role, he continues to serve as the director of law admissions but now also oversees the school’s career services, student affairs and registrar functions.

Rollins came to Georgia Law in 2008 after serving as the assistant dean for student services in the University of South Carolina School of Law. He earned his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina and his law degree from Yale Law School.

Watson became the director of the Alexander Campbell King Law Library on July 1. After earning two of her three postgraduate degrees from UGA, including her Juris Doctor cum laude from Georgia Law in 1987, Watson began working at the law library and was later named the associate director for information technology.

Recently, she became vice president/president-elect of the Southeastern chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries and was appointed the chair of Academic Special Interest Section’s Continuing Education Committee.