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2017 News Release Archive | Emory University School of Law

March

John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights and Social Justice achieves full funding

Emory Law's chair honoring US Representative John Lewis has been fully funded, allowing the school to conduct a national search for a scholar who will focus on areas "where racial discrimination persists."

Myers 18L named first black Emory Law Journal editor-in-chief

Janiel Myers 18L has been named the first black editor-in-chief of the Emory Law Journal, the law school's oldest publication. ELJ publishes six issues a year, featuring professional and student articles on a broad range of legal topics, and remains entirely student edited.

February

EPIC honors leaders in public interest

Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) honored a student and three community members for their outstanding contributions to public service.

Emory's Black Law Students Association named regional chapter of the year

For the second consecutive year, Emory Black Law Students Association (BLSA) was awarded the Regional Chapter of the Year award at their recent regional convention in Atlanta.

Turner Environmental Law Clinic students recall trip to climate change convention in Morocco

In November 2016, The Turner Environmental Law Clinic sent two students to Marrakech, Morocco, to attend the 22nd annual Conference of the Parties (COP22) held under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Shanor retires after four decades of teaching, advocacy, practice

Charles Shanor will retire this month after 41 years of teaching. In addition to his role as a beloved professor, he also established institutions that will endure at Emory Law well beyond his tenure. In 2013, Shanor created the Emory Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans with Director Emeritus Lane Dennard and two student leaders; he currently serves as co-director.

January

ECGAR releases special inauguration-related issue

In its special edition inauguration issue, the Emory Governance and Accountability Review (ECGAR) highlights various expert opinions on matters for the incoming Trump administration to consider.

NAACP president at Emory Law: We can't be a movement of nostalgia

NAACP president and CEO Cornell Brooks challenged lawyers and non-lawyers to embrace the relationship between the "activists in the streets and the activists in the courts."

Emory Law celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

Dean Robert Schapiro's message of diversity and service at Emory University Schoo of Law on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Juris Master program for non-lawyers now offering online study for health care and business concentrations

Emrory Law, is now making its Juris Master degree for non-lawyers available in an online study format for two of its concentrations: Health Care Law, Policy and Regulation; and Business Law and Regulation.

Wasserman 86L named Emory Law advisory board chairman

Wasserman, a former Woodruff Scholar at the school, is actively engaged in his community and his school, and has been the managing partner of Sutherland for twelve years.