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Obituary: Anne Proffitt Dupre

Hosch Professor of Law and UGA alumna Anne Proffitt Dupre, 58, passed away June 22 following a hard-fought battle with metastatic small cell cervical cancer.

She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Dupre, and her father, George Proffitt. A memorial service was held July 3 in Athens.

A highly respected scholar, teacher, mentor and friend, Dupre served on the School of Law faculty for 17 years, specializing in contract law and education law and policy. A former judicial clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun and U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit Judge J.L. Edmondson, Dupre practiced law in Washington, D.C., before joining the faculty at UGA in 1994.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island and her law degree from UGA, where she graduated first in her class, was inducted into the Order of the Coif and served as editor-in-chief of the Georgia Law Review.

Memorial gifts may be made to the University of Georgia School of Law. Please send a check payable to the University of Georgia Foundation Hirsch Hall Fund, with a note indicating the gift is for the Professor Anne Proffitt Dupre Scholarship, to the Office of Development, University of Georgia School of Law, 225 Herty Drive, Athens, GA 30602. To share a memory of Dupre, visit