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UGA LAW PROFESSOR PERRY SENTELL RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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Friday, April 23, 2004

WRITER: Brittany Cox, 706/542-5172, lawcomm@uga.edu CONTACT: David Bell, 706/724-1882 Perry Sentell, 706/542-5147, sentell@uga.edu

UGA LAW PROFESSOR PERRY SENTELL RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

ATHENS, Ga. – R. Perry Sentell Jr., the holder of the Carter chair in tort and insurance law at the University of Georgia, will receive the first-ever Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award on April 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Atlanta. The GTLA executive committee unanimously selected Sentell for this honor based upon his decades of scholarship in the area of torts law.

Sentell, a Georgia Law faculty member since 1958, is the law school’s senior professor in the area of torts. He is also renowned across the state of Georgia for his expertise in municipal government and legislative government law.

A noted author, Sentell has published nearly 30 books and has been recognized by both the Mercer Law Review and the Georgia Law Review as having published more articles than any other contributor. His expertise is widely sought by Georgia lawyers and policymakers, and he has been honored by both the Georgia House of Representatives and the Georgia Municipal Association for his dedication to the legal profession. In 1995, he received the UGA law school alumni association’s Distinguished Service Scroll Award, the highest honor bestowed by the organization.

After earning both his bachelor’s and law degrees from UGA, Sentell completed his Master of Laws at Harvard University.

“We chose to present Professor Sentell with this honor because of his hard work and lifetime dedication to teaching students in the area of torts law,” GTLA President and School of Law alumnus David B. Bell said. “He has done more for preparing students for the actual practice of law than any other professor I know.”

Award presenters will include lead presenter former Gov. Roy E. Barnes, along with John C. Bell Jr., James E. Carter and Joel O. Wooten Jr. All presenters are former students of Sentell and School of Law graduates.

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