April 2015 News Release Archive | Emory University School of Law
Laura Rodriguez 15L has been appointed as one of 25 Immigrant Justice Corps Fellows for the 2015 class. She was chosen from among 400 applicants and awarded the fellowship that is reserved for lawyers and recent college graduates who will represent immigrants fighting deportation and seeking citizenship.
Team Viapore, a TI:GER team consisting of an Emory Law student and Georgia Tech MBA and PhD students, won the April TiE Atlanta Young Entrepreneurs University Competition with their medical device for spinal implants. Brad Schweizer 15L, a dual JD/MBA candidate, and his Tech counterparts placed first among the seven finalists.
Jeni Lamb 16L, a student working with the Turner Environmental Law Clinic, presented her proposals to revise the Fulton County (Georgia) zoning ordinance to permit and promote urban agriculture.
Emory Law received a $1.5 million donation to help establish a John Lewis Chair in Civil Rights and Social Justice.
Matt McCoyd 93L, long-time Emory Trial Techniques instructor, has been appointed to serve as a judge with the DeKalb County Magistrate Court. "I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of DeKalb County in this position," McCoyd said, noting that he plans to continue teaching at Emory Law.
Emory University School of Law authors played a significant role in the second edition of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, which was officially published by Elsevier on April 2.
On the heels of impressive regional wins, Emory Law's Transactional Law Program Negotiation Team recently won Best Draft, Semi-Finalist and National Champion honors (Seller's side) at the 2015 National Transactional LawMeet.
Professor Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, recently launched a new scholarly website/blog that takes controversial concepts from his various publications and opens them up to global public debate.
Emory University School of Law won an international law and religion moot court competition in Venice, Italy, prevailing over 14 teams from four continents.
Monday, April 20, Emory University School of Law will host its second annual Diversity Speaker Series panel discussion.
Daniel Marti 99L was unanimously confirmed as U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator by the Senate on March 9, the same day Michelle Lee was named new director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Marti comes to the job after 14 years with Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, where he served as managing partner of the firm's Washington, D.C., offices.
The Emory Law Journal presents a special one-day symposium at Emory Law School on Friday, April 10. This symposium will draw together many of the nation's most recognized academics in the traditional labor law field as well as all five National Labor Relations Board members and the general counsel.