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Law school’s new Jurist in Residence program honors late federal judge

The School of Law has created the B. Avant Edenfield Jurist in Residence, which will give law students an opportunity to learn from federal judges in a series of mini-courses.

Made possible by a contribution from 2003 Georgia Law alumnus Allen W. Yee, a former clerk of the late Edenfield, the Jurist in Residence program will enable one or more Article III judges to spend a period in residence at Georgia Law each year. Edenfield was a longtime federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia who earned both his bachelor’s and Juris Doctor degrees from UGA.

The inaugural Edenfield Jurist in Residence will be 1990 Georgia Law alumna Lisa Godbey Wood, who currently serves as chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Her course will focus on sentencing.

David Sentelle, former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of ­Columbia Circuit, will be the second Edenfield Jurist in ­Residence.