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TWO UGA SCHOOL OF LAW PROFESSORS GAIN NEW TITLES

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Monday, August 16, 2004

WRITER: Heidi Murphy, 706/542-5172, hmurphy@uga.edu CONTACT: Rebecca Hanner White, 706/542-7140, rhwhite@uga.edu

TWO UGA SCHOOL OF LAW PROFESSORS GAIN NEW TITLES

ATHENS, Ga. - Two University of Georgia School of Law faculty members have been rewarded with new titles for their excellent work both in and out of the classroom. Michael L. Wells has been appointed to the Marion and W. Colquitt Carter chair in tort and insurance law and Anne Proffitt Dupre has been named a J. Alton Hosch professor of law.

Georgia Law Interim Dean Rebecca H. White said she was pleased to announce these new titles for such deserving faculty members. “At the heart of every highly ranked law school is a corps of dedicated and talented scholars. We are fortunate to have professors like Michael Wells and Anne Dupre available to educate our students,” White said.

Wells joined Georgia Law’s faculty in 1978 and specializes in the fields of torts, federal courts and constitutional law. Since 1991, he has occupied a prestigious J. Alton Hosch professorship at the law school. Wells is the coauthor of two books, Cases and Materials on Constitutional Torts and Constitutional Remedies. He clerked for Judge John D. Butzner Jr. of the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals and practiced with the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., prior to joining the law faculty at UGA. Wells earned his bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Virginia, where he served as articles editor for the Virginia Law Review.

The fourth woman in Georgia Law history to be appointed to an endowed position is Dupre. This Georgia Law graduate, who graduated first in her class, now occupies one of five prestigious J. Alton Hosch professorships at the school. She joined the law school’s faculty in 1994 and specializes in education law and children and the law. Dupre clerked for Justice Harry A. Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court following her clerkship with Judge J.L. Edmondson of the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. She also worked as an attorney with the Washington, D.C., firm of Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge before joining UGA. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island. While obtaining her law degree at UGA, Dupre served as editor-in-chief of the Georgia Law Review.

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