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2012 News Release Archive | Emory University School of Law

December

Hay named U.S. Reporter for 2014 Congress on International Comparative Law

L.Q.C. Lamar Professor of Law Peter Hay was recently named U.S. national reporter for the International Academy of Comparative Law¿s 2014 Congress in Vienna.

Professor Fineman is Visiting Professor at Green College in British Columbia

Martha Albertson Fineman was the Cecil H. and Ida Green Distinguished Visiting Professor at Green College at the University of British Columbia this past fall.

Turner Environmental Law Clinic students cut their teeth on case before D.C. Circuit

Turner Environmental Law Clinic students were part of the legal team representing 24 regional and national organizations challenging a license issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

November

Law and Religion alumnus named CSLR Associate Director

The Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR) at Emory University has named Silas Allard, a distinguished alumnus of its joint degree program in law and religion, as Associate Director, to begin in August 2013.

Freer addresses 11th Circuit Judges on Supreme Court class action trend

Emory Law Professor Richard Freer addressed the judges of the United States district court and court of appeals for the Eleventh Circuit last week, in a workshop sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center.

Emory Moot Court team advances in regionals of national competition

The Emory Moot Court Society saw practice pay off last week, as it advanced to the semifinal round of the regional National Moot Court Competition held Nov. 8-10, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Ambassador Adelman 89L discusses Southeast Asia's role in global economy

David Adelman 89L, U.S. ambassador to Singapore, will join three other U.S. ambassadors at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, for "The Fulcrum of the Pivot: ASEAN at the Center of 21st-Century Global Business and Politics."

Transactional Law education conference emphasizes practice-ready lawyers

Emory Law¿s Center for Transactional Law and Practice sponsored the conference ¿Preparing the Transactional Lawyer: From Doctrine to Practice,¿ on Nov. 2-3.

Georgia Court of Appeals holds session at Emory Law Nov. 14

The Georgia Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments at Emory University School of Law at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Governor Deal appoints Hutchinson 89L to Superior Court bench

On Nov. 7, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced the appointment of George F. Hutchinson III 89L to the Gwinett County Superior Court Bench.

Mock Trial Society teams reach quarter-finals at national competitions

At the 2012 National Trial Advocacy Competition held Oct. 25-28 at Michigan State University College of Law, Emory Law's Mock Trial Society team advanced farther than any Emory team has thus far.

October

Pennsylvania enacts land bank legislation co-drafted by Professor Alexander

On Wednesday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed the Land Bank Act, legislation informed by the research of Emory Law Professor Frank Alexander.

Emory Law students get rare experience through landmark Google Books case

Emory Law students got rare insight into a landmark decision this month on digital copyright.

September

Emory Law faculty scholarship Informs decisions, debate on policy issues

Our faculty¿s research has a bearing on major legal issues of the day, and our professors are quoted regularly as experts on breaking news stories.

Allan Diamond appointed chair of Emory Law Advisory Board

Allan Diamond 79L was appointed the new chair of the Advisory Board of the Emory University School of Law.

Professor Dudziak examines the impact of war on law and democracy

War and peace aren¿t easily defined, Mary L. Dudziak says in her new book, War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences.

August

Motivated professionals pursue Emory graduate law degree in first juris master class

This fall Emory University School of Law launched its innovative Juris Master program, designed to attract working professionals, graduate students and select undergraduate students who recognize that a foundation in the law provides a valuable window into our complex world.

Racial stereotypes influence opinion on earned income tax credit, Professor Brown says

The myth of the welfare queen that emerged during the Clinton administration continues to warp tax law and enforcement, Emory Law professor Dorothy Brown argues.

Governor appoints Branch 94L to Georgia Court of Appeals

Elizabeth Branch 94L will be sworn in as judge for the Georgia Court of Appeals on Sept. 4.

November

Gov. Deal appoints Carter to Georgia Commission on Family Violence

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced the appointment of Barton Child Law and Policy Center Executive Director Melissa Carter to the state of Georgia Commission on Family Violence.