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October 2013 In the News Archive | Emory University School of Law

Emory Law grads post Georgia's highest bar pass rate

Emory Law grads post Georgia's highest bar pass rate

Emory University led the pack in the percent of law school graduates passing the State Bar of Georgia's July exam, just barely nudging out the University of Georgia.

Volokh: proposed medical malpractice reform won't violate constitution

Volokh: proposed medical malpractice reform won't violate constitution

A former state attorney general told state senators Tuesday a bill that would replace Georgia's medical malpractice tort system with a workers' compensation-like board is constitutional, contrary to the opinion of the preceeding AG.

Timothy R. Holbrook

Holbrook in Huffington Post: Where are the gay federal appellate judges?

History was made on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, when Todd M. Hughes, an attorney at the Department of Justice, became the first openly gay person confirmed as a federal appellate judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. This moment is historic and worthy of celebration.

Timothy R. Holbrook

Holbrook: Why being a gay Christian isn't an oxymoron

To many, the words "Gay Christian" are, at best, in tension with each other. For others, particularly those on the political right, those two words are mutually exclusive: being gay or supporting LGBT rights is utterly inconsistent with being Christian. But, it is quite possible for Christians to embrace same-sex marriage and welcome gays and lesbians into their congregations.

Dorothy A.  Brown

Professor Brown in New York Times: Don't be bullied Mr. President

Double down is the advice that I would give President Obama. Do not act unilaterally. Do not ignore the debt ceiling. Do not order the Treasury to issue more debt. A debt shutdown would be a political problem that would require a political solution.

Sue Payne

Payne, Romig write on contract drafting for Georgia Bar Journal

Common Ground: Five Essential Writing Skills for Litigators and Contract Drafters. Just what are some of the essential writing skills that highly effective litigators and contract drafters share?