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Finalists for dean of Georgia Law announced

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Writer: Sam Fahmy, 706-583-0727, sfahmy@uga.edu

Four finalists for dean of UGA School of Law to visit campus

Athens, Ga. – Four finalists for the position of dean of the University of Georgia School of Law will visit campus in October to meet with members of the university community.

A committee chaired by Svein Øie, dean of the College of Pharmacy, conducted a national search to identify the finalists. The committee was assisted by the UGA Search Group in Human Resources.

Each finalist will make a public presentation in the Larry Walker Room on the fourth floor of Dean Rusk Hall from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The finalists and the dates of their presentations are:

  • Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, Herman E. Talmadge Chair of Law and associate dean for faculty development in the UGA School of Law, October 6;
  • Michael J. Gerhardt, Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law and director of the Center on Law and Government in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, October 13;
  • Lonnie T. Brown Jr., A. Gus Cleveland Distinguished Chair of Legal Ethics and Professionalism and associate dean for academic affairs in the UGA School of Law, October 15; and
  • Mark P. McKenna, professor and associate dean for faculty research and development in the University of Notre Dame Law School, October 22.

The CVs of the finalists, along with their full campus visit itineraries, are available at http://provost.uga.edu/index.php/home/law-school-finalists/.

The UGA School of Law was established in 1859 and is consistently regarded as one of the nation's top public law schools. 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. Georgia Law counts six U.S. Supreme Court judicial clerks in the past nine years among its distinguished alumni body of approximately 10,000. For more information, see www.law.uga.edu.

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