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Former Sen. Saxby Chambliss returns as UGA law school’s Sanders Scholar

The UGA School of Law is again offering its students the opportunity to learn from former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who is returning to the law school as its Sanders Political Leadership Scholar.

Chambliss and Georgia Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Camila Knowles, who previously served as Chambliss’ chief of staff, will co-teach the class Political Leadership and the Law, where students will receive firsthand insights into public service and explore the topics of ethics, campaign finance and negotiation. The class will be taught as part of Georgia Law’s Atlanta Semester in Practice initiative and will be based at the law school’s facility in the state’s capital.

Last year, when Chambliss and Knowles taught the course, several prominent guest speakers visited the class, including U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates, former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, Gov. Nathan Deal, Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and leading public affairs professional Arthur B. “Skin” Edge IV.

Established in 2002, the Sanders Political Leadership Scholar position is named for Georgia’s 74th governor and 1948 Georgia Law alumnus Carl E. Sanders.