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October 2014 News Release Archive | Emory University School of Law

Juvenile Defender Clinic court case featured in Daily Report

Juvenile Defender Clinic court case featured in Daily Report

The Fulton County (Atlanta) Daily Report featured a winning decision in the case of an Emory Law Juvenile Defender Clinic client.

Mock Trial team advances in regional competitions

Mock Trial team advances in regional competitions

The Emory Law Mock Trial Team has scored early achievements in regional competitions.

Volunteer Clinic for Veterans receives special recognition

Volunteer Clinic for Veterans receives special recognition

The Volunteer Clinic for Veterans has received the Law Group Excellence in Award to Justice award from the Pro Bono Section of the State Bar of Georgia.

Emory Law announces Bederman Research Professorship, Fellowships

Emory Law announces Bederman Research Professorship, Fellowships

Emory Law has announced the establishment of the David J. Bederman Research Professorship and its first recipient, Jonathan Nash. The professorship will be awarded annually to recognize the outstanding contributions of a faculty member. Also this fall, the law school will open applications for the David J. Bederman Fellowship in International Law.

Professor Price, Emory attorneys: "Ebola in the U. S.: A Discussion of Legal Issues" (video)

Professor Price, Emory attorneys: "Ebola in the U. S.: A Discussion of Legal Issues" (video)

An important part of preparedness for public health emergencies is "legal" preparedness. In a presentation at Emory University School of Law, Emory experts provided insights into the legal ramifications of potential medical emergencies.

Dual identity: On being Muslim and American

Dual identity: On being Muslim and American

It's probably not a book that a young man could write--and that is to its credit. The volume is boldly titled What Is an American Muslim? Embracing Faith and Citizenship, and the "old soul" behind it is Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, associate professor in Emory College, and senior fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion.

Ebola and the law: a discussion of public health authority and its practical limits

Ebola and the law: a discussion of public health authority and its practical limits

Professor of Law Polly J. Price writes that an important part of preparedness for public health emergencies is legal preparedness. Public Health Law is a general term for the legal structures that apply to the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, along with the transport and treatment of the two patients at Emory.

Turner Environmental Law Clinic: Atlanta Public School Board Presentation

Turner Environmental Law Clinic: Atlanta Public School Board Presentation

Turner Environmental Law Clinic students--Jennifer Lamb and Michael Arwood--presented the Atlanta Public School Board with a toolkit they prepared on behalf of Georgia Organics and Atlanta Farm to School, which provides the APS Board with the tools it needs to formalize a comprehensive commitment to a farm-to-school program.

Timothy R. Holbrook

Supreme Court opens door to same-sex marriage in more states

The Supreme Court's decision to decline to hear the marriage equality cases was quite surprising. Most had believed that they would either take one or more of the cases or, more likely, simply sit on the petitions and wait to see how the other federal appellate courts decided the issue. Instead, they refused to take the cases, which now means that same sex marriages in the relevant states--Utah, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Virginia--will be allowed in the immediate future.

CSLR student wins national writing award

CSLR student wins national writing award

Audra Savage, an LLM student, won first place in the Religious Liberty Student Writing Competition, hosted by the Washington, D.C., chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies.