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Rodrigues named associate dean for faculty development at Georgia Law

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Rodrigues named associate dean for faculty development at Georgia Law

Friday, January 9, 2015

Writer: Lona Panter, 706/542-5172, lonap@uga.edu Contact: Usha Rodrigues, 706/542-5562, rodrig@uga.edu

Rodrigues named associate dean for faculty development at UGA law school

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia School of Law’s Usha Rodrigues has been named the school’s new associate dean for faculty development. In this role, she will work closely with the law school’s faculty, especially its untenured professors, to expand and promote scholarly activities.

“I am pleased Usha, an accomplished scholar, will be serving in this position,” said Georgia Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge. “I believe our faculty will benefit greatly from her knowledge, work ethic and experience and that she will be able to assist our professors with their scholarly pursuits.”

Rodrigues joined Georgia Law in the fall of 2005 and was named the holder of the M.E. Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law in 2014. Her work has appeared in the Virginia, Illinois, Minnesota, Fordham, Emory, Florida, Kentucky and Washington and Lee law reviews. She has also published in online fora of the Vanderbilt, UCLA, Texas and Harvard Business law reviews and in the peer-reviewed Journal of Corporate Finance.

Prior to coming to Athens, she was a corporate associate with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Reston, Virginia, where she specialized in corporate law and technology transactions. She also served as a judicial law clerk to Judge Thomas L. Ambro of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

Rodrigues earned her bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Georgetown University, her master's degree in comparative literature summa cum laude from the University of Wisconsin and her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.

UGA School of Law Consistently regarded as one of the nation's top public law schools, the UGA School of Law was established in 1859. With an accomplished faculty, which includes authors of some of the country's leading legal scholarship, Georgia Law offers three degrees – the Juris Doctor, the Master of Laws and the Master in the Study of Law – and is home to the renowned Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy. Its advocacy program is counted among the nation’s best, winning four national championships in 2013-14 alone. For more information, see www.law.uga.edu.

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