Dean Rusk Digital Exhibit
<br>This digital exhibit, in honor of Dean Rusk on his 113th birthday, serves as an extension of many of the physical items on display in Rusk Hall. Items included in the physical exhibit arrangement are a part of the law school, law library, and Louis B. Sohn library special and archival collections. In addition to images of photographs and other artifacts currently on display in Rusk Hall, this digital exhibit showcases the digitized resources collected in our institutional repository related to Dean Rusk that appear across our events, archives, and journal series.
The Dean Rusk International Law Center, dedicated by name to Rusk in 1977, has a reputation of excellence in international law. This tradition began about 75 years ago, when noted German-Jewish judge Sigmund A. Cohn arrived at the University of Georgia School of Law seeking refuge from the ravages of World War II. Other professors reinforced the tradition he began - including Dean Rusk, who joined the faculty after decades of service as the Secretary of State to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson, Louis B. Sohn, a scholar who helped draft the Charter of the United Nations and the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, and Gabriel N. Wilner, an expert in dispute resolution who mentored both LL.M. and J.D. students and was instrumental to the success of our summer study abroad in Belgium.