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Two law faculty named to endowed professorships

Lori Ringhand

Two School of Law faculty members have been awarded endowed professorships. Lori A. Ringhand has been named a J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law, while Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge has been named to the Herman E. Talmadge Chair of Law.

Ringhand joined the Georgia Law faculty in fall 2008. She teaches courses on constitutional law, election law, and state and local government. Her research focuses on empirical work regarding the voting patterns and practices of U.S. Supreme Court justices, and she is currently writing a book about the Supreme Court confirmation process. Her work has been published in journals such as the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Constitutional Commentary, the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies.

Ringhand was recently recognized for her scholarship by the Southern Political Science Association with its 2012 Neal Tate Award, an honor for outstanding papers in judicial politics. 

Rutledge also joined Georgia Law in 2008. His teaching and research interests include international dispute resolution, arbitration, international business transactions and the Supreme Court. He is the author of the forthcoming book Arbitration and the Constitution and co-author of International Civil Litigation in the United States. He has published books and book chapters with the Yale University Press, the Oxford University Press and the Cambridge University Press. His articles have been published in law journals such as the University of Chicago Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the BYU Law Review and the George Mason Law Review.

A former law clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court and for Chief Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, Rutledge regularly files briefs and advises lawyers in matters before the Supreme Court and lower courts. He previously served as an associate professor of law at the Catholic University of America and was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna School of Law from 2010-2011. He has lectured at universities around the world including Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, Mainz, Stockholm, Oslo and Bologna.