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UGA SCHOOL OF LAW INTRODUCES LEGAL STUDY PROGRAM AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY FOR LAWYERS

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Tuesday, October 15, 2002

WRITER: Heidi Murphy, 706/542-5172, hmurphy@uga.edu CONTACT: Gabriel Wilner, 706/542-5238, wilner@uga.edu

UGA SCHOOL OF LAW INTRODUCES LEGAL STUDY PROGRAM AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY FOR LAWYERS

ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia School of Law Dean Rusk Center – International, Comparative and Graduate Legal Studies and the UGA at Oxford Center invites members of the legal community to participate in an exciting new study abroad program, Georgia Law at Oxford (England) for Lawyers.

This inaugural Dean Rusk Center-Oxford legal study opportunity, to be held from Dec. 9- 19, 2002, is conducted in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education. As such, participants can to earn up to 24 hours of CLE credit in comparative aspects of professionalism in the law, aspects of corporate law, European community law, and history of the common law. Courses will be taught by faculty members from both Oxford University and the UGA law school. The application deadline is November 10, 2002.

Dean Rusk Center Executive Director and Kirbo Chair in International Law Gabriel Wilner, who will participate and lecture in the program, says this is an excellent opportunity for American attorneys to gain the experience of studying law at Oxford. “They will study with some of the leading academics at the oldest university in the English-speaking world. The attorney participants will also gain an insight into how English law is adapting to Britain’s membership in the European Union.”

Wilner added, “This is a unique opportunity for lawyers who want to combine the practical need to earn CLE credits with their interest in adding to their broader legal interests. The additional benefit of a stay in Oxford and visits to London during the Christmas season is certainly enticing.”

In order to conduct a meaningful program, a maximum of 30 participants and their spouses/partners will be accepted. Admission will be based on the order in which applications are received. For participants, the price of the program is $2,500 and covers housing at the UGA at Oxford Center; a first-night reception and dinner; all lectures and CLE classes; a special tour of Oxford; breakfasts; high tea; excursions to London, Bath and the Cotswold; and a traditional

Oxford University dinner. Spouses and partners are welcome to accompany the group in all activities for a fee of $2000. Accommodations will be available at the UGA at Oxford Center on a first come, first served basis. For an additional fee, other program participants will be housed at fine hotels in Oxford. It is anticipated that most participants will want to make their own travel arrangements so the cost of airfare is not included in the fee above.

Wilner said he is delighted this Oxford legal study program is being offered during the 25th anniversary year of the establishment of the Dean Rusk Center at the university. “The late former Secretary of State Dean Rusk would be proud that we are educating today’s legal community and bolstering the critical ‘Atlantic relationship’ between the United States, Great Britain and the rest of the European Union in this era of increasing global tensions and global opportunities,” he said.

Since 1999, the UGA at Oxford Center, a gracious three-story Victorian house just outside of Oxford city center, has been one of the university's most popular study abroad destinations.

For applications or further information, interested parties can visit http://www.uga.edu/ruskcenter/about-news.html#oxford or contact Angela Pfile of the UGA at Oxford Center at (706) 542-2408 or aepfile@uga.edu. Also, Wilner can be contacted at (706) 542-5238 or intlgrad@uga.edu.

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