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2013 News Release Archive | Emory University School of Law

November

Barton Center director Melissa Carter: preventing child deaths is everyone's responsibility

This opinion article by Barton Child Law and Policy Center Executive Director Melissa Carter was published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 2, 2013

October

Nov. 12 Symposium at Emory Law: Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision

A public forum at Emory University School of Law Nov. 12 will include members of the federal bench, legal professors and civil rights activists.

Nov. 12 Symposium at Emory Law: Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision

The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder will be the topic of a public forum at Emory University School of Law Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Emory Law's J. Martin Bunt receives 19th Annual PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award

J. Martin Bunt, a third year student at Emory University School of Law, has received the 19th Annual PSJD Pro Bono Publico Award.

Emory Law named among Princeton Review Best 169 Law Schools

The Princeton Review included Emory Law in its Best 169 Law Schools 2014 edition, released this week.

Georgia Supreme Court reverses juvenile defendant life, no parole, sentence

Students from the Emory Law Barton Child Law and Policy Center Appeal for Youth Clinic drafted the appeal and argued the case under the supervision of attorney Steve Reba, the clinic¿s director.

Frank Alexander on the transformative impact of land bank legislation

The land bank concept has an appeal that transcends geographic and economic borders.

Turner Clinic files FOIA requests to reveal Plant Vogtle financing details

Turner Environmental Law Clinic recently filed Freedom of Information Act requests with both the U.S. Department of Energy and the Office of Management and Budget.

September

Emory Law honors five alumni for distinguished service

Emory University School of Law honored five alumni on Friday, Sept. 27, for distinguished work in public service and volunteer efforts on the law school¿s behalf.

Top Christian scholars to be featured in new Emory Lecture Series

The Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the McDonald Agape Foundation to create a new lecture series.

August

Georgia Attorney General Olens leads EPIC conference on human trafficking

The Emory Public Interest Committee Conference, "Neighbors for Sale: Modern Slavery in Atlanta," will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at Emory Law.

Turner Clinic fights to ensure impact of nuclear waste fully understood

The Turner Clinic petitioned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to stop issuing nuclear power license until revision of Waste Confidence Decision.

July

EPIC grants fund Emory Law students' pro bono work

This summer, 36 Emory Law students worked for the public good in organizations across the United States, thanks to grants funded by the Emory Public Interest Committee.

Court on gene research: brilliant discovery does not by itself qualify for patent, Holbrook says

In Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, the Supreme Court offered a Solomonic decision regarding whether human genes constitute patent-eligible subject matter.

Shanor finds rulings on harassment, retaliation clear victories for employers

On June 24, 2013, the Supreme Court handed down two 5-4 decisions in employment discrimination cases.

Woodhouse: Child's best interests should guide Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

While all eyes were focused on the marriage equality cases, the Court handed down its decision in another family law case, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, Birth Father and the Cherokee Nation.

June

Holbrook discusses same-sex marriage issues at July 10 event

Emory Law Associate Dean and Professor Timothy Holbrook is one of three invited panelists for an upcoming discussion of the Supreme Court's Marriage Cases.

Fineman receives honorary juris doctor from Sweden's Lund University

Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law Martha A. Fineman received an honorary juris doctor degree on May 31 from Sweden's University of Lund, in recognition of exemplary work in the study of feminist and family law.

Chinese judges at Emory Law to study American justice system

Twenty-nine Chinese judges participated in a new partnership between Emory Law School, City University of Hong Kong School of Law, and the Supreme People¿s Court of the People¿s Republic of China.

May

Wall Street Journal features Emory Law graduate programs for non-lawyers

Emory Law Dean Robert Schapiro was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on law schools which offer non-JD degree programs.

Barton Legislative Clinic students achieve goal, juvenile law reform

Emory Law students played a role in the passage of a landmark overhaul of Georgia's juvenile code this legislative session, and also in new laws that affect adoptions and young victims of sexual exploitation.

Emory Law honors Class of 2013 at graduation ceremonies

A crisp spring morning provided the backdrop for Emory Law¿s 2013 graduation ceremonies held May 13, 2013, on Gambrell Hall¿s south lawn.

U.S. Supreme Court sides with Emory student group's client, vacates bankruptcy decision

The U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Bullock v. BankChampaign, N.A., a case brought before the court by the Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Project (ELSSCAP).

Professor Ruskola's new book explores Chinese, U.S. Law

In his new book, Teemu Ruskola uses the term legal Orientalism to refer to a set of political and cultural narratives about what is and is not law, and who has it.

April

Eye, Pardo, Lamb named Woodruff Fellows, receive full scholarships

Emory Law has awarded Robert W. Woodruff fellowships to three students who have distinguished themselves with leadership roles, extensive study abroad and robust extracurricular lives.

EPIC, law students receive awards for leadership, service

Emory Law students¿ meaningful public service work was recognized in April during Emory University¿s campus-wide awards ceremony for leadership, service and diversity.

Professor Brown on current law school rankings: we need a new standard

Dorothy Brown offers an opinion article on how we currently assess law schools¿ quality, and why a new system is needed.

Levine collaborative study focuses on possible bias in drug-free zone cases

Drug-free zone laws put in place since the 1980s aim to shield the public, and especially children, from illegal drug deals and other crimes often associated with them.

March

Romig named secretary for AALS Legal Writing Section

Emory Law legal writing instructor Jennifer Murphy Romig has been selected as secretary of the American Association of Law Schools' Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research.

Supreme Court arguments mark turning point in gay marriage debate

As justices of the U.S. Supreme Court prepare to hear oral arguments on gay marriage, Emory Law constitutional law expert Michael Perry says the debates may hold clues to the various ways the justices might rule.

Emory Center for Women proclaims Brokaw Unsung Heroine

Emory Law Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Katherine Brokaw was one of six women honored as an Unsung Heroine by Emory University Center for Women.

Emory Trustee Henrikson 72L speaks at 30th Annual BLSA Awards Reception

The Emory chapter of the Black Law Students Association will host its 30th Annual Scholarship and Awards Reception, featuring a keynote speech by Emory University Trustee C. Robert Henrikson 72L.

Emory OUTLaw presents discussion of gay rights, religious liberty on April 3

Emory OUTLaw, a student organization for LGBTQ law students and their allies, will host a scholarly discussion on gay rights and religious liberty.

Emory Law Amicus Brief Says Same-Sex Marriage Bans Harshly Affect Children

Emory Law¿s Child Rights Project filed a friend of the court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court Feb. 28 on behalf of gay and lesbian youths, and the children of parents who so identify.

Holbrook files Supreme Court brief in support of same-sex marital rights

Emory Law Professor Timothy Holbrook filed an amici curiae brief on behalf of two NFL players, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that overturned California¿s controversial Proposition 8, which denies marital rights to same-sex couples.

Immigration Law Society holds fundraiser for asylum seekers charity

Emory Law¿s Immigration Law Society and Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP, will host a reception and screening of a documentary as a fundraiser for the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network.

February

Supreme Court finds antitrust laws apply to governments in Georgia case

Emory Law professor Alexander Volokh comments on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc.

Emory Law conference addresses legal, ethical end-of-life issues

A March 5 conference at Emory Law will address what is often the most emotionally fraught and expensive periods of medical care¿the end of life.

Holbrook receives Distinguished Service Medal from Linn Inn Alliance

Emory Law¿s Associate Dean of Faculty and Law Professor Timothy Holbrook will receive a Distinguished Service Medal from the Linn Inn Alliance.

Emory Law co-presents civil rights exhibit: And The Struggle Continues

An exhibition that opens Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Robert W. Woodruff Library will display letters, photographs and fliers which provide a visual chronicle of the SCLC's work for equality under the law.

U.S. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Kozinski leads 2013 Thrower Symposium

The Honorable Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, will deliver the keynote speech for Emory Law Journal¿s annual Randolph W. Thrower Symposium Thursday, Feb. 7.

National, international experts lead public lectures at Emory Law

Emory Law will host symposiums and lectures on current contentious legal issues including reproductive rights, government use of information gained through cell phones and GPS devices, homeownership in the age of foreclosure and international prosecution of war criminals.

January

Emory Law's Public Interest Committee honors local attorneys

Three Atlanta attorneys known for their passion and commitment to public interest law were honored by the Emory Public Interest Committee at its 17th Annual Inspiration Awards on Feb. 5, at Emory University School of Law.

Raykin 13L to represent Emory Law at leading canadian insolvency conference

Alla Raykin 13L will attend the 10th Annual Review of Insolvency Law Conference, held Feb. 7-8 in Montreal, Canada, through the sponsorship of Justice Geoffrey Morawetz of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Professor Brown on PBS: Progressive U.S. tax code is an illusion

Professor Dorothy Brown joined the PBS television show ¿Need to Know¿ to discuss the disparities of U.S. tax law that result in widely different penalties and tax dodging opportunities, depending on how high your income is and how it¿s earned.

Turner Environmental Law Clinic opposes rushing study on nuclear waste risks

Emory Law¿s Turner Environmental Law Clinic filed comments on behalf of environmental groups concerned that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is rushing a study, required by federal law, of how to safely store spent nuclear fuel.