Georgia Law welcomes the talented Class of 2017; Committee named to seek dean of Georgia Law; In Memoriam: Dean Emeritus J. Ralph Beaird; Law School Fund has record year; annual firm challenge winners named; Rankings place Georgia Law high for federal judicial clerkships; Georgia Law alumni association presents highest honor to Morehead and Knox; Advocacy team places in top 16 teams at the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot; Six faculty receive promotions; Beck publishes article in the Washington and Lee Law Review; Rutledge publishes article in the Vanderbilt Law Review; West publishes article in the Harvard Law Review; Georgia Law welcomes new legal research and writing instructors; Carnes sworn in as U.S Court of Appeals judge; Applications for the 2015 Master in the Study of Law degree now being accepted; Hale to serve as faculty adviser; Roseboro, Bridges and Sklut promoted; new career development director hired; Make plans to attend the law school’s annual BBQ; Four Georgia Law graduates included in UGA Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2014; Downs’ loan repayment program deadline approaching; other debt relief assistance available to alumni; Class Notes & In Memoriam; and Spotlights of Associate Professor Mehrsa Baradaran, 2011 Alumna Sherwin K. Figueroa and third-year student Amanda M. McDowell