UGA Law School Dean Rebecca White inducted as College of Labor and Employment Lawyers fellow


Tuesday, August 9, 2005

WRITER: Heidi M. Murphy, 706/542-5172, hmurphy@uga.edu CONTACT: Rebecca H. White, 706/542-7140, rhwhite@uga.edu Susan Wan, 202/955-8225

UGA Law School Dean Rebecca White inducted as College of Labor and Employment Lawyers fellow

ATHENS, Ga. - Rebecca Hanner White, dean and J. Alton Hosch Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, has been named a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election as a fellow is deemed the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence.

White joined the UGA law faculty in 1989 and has been the leader of the law school since July 2003. Previously, she served as associate provost and associate vice president of academic affairs for the university. She is the recipient of several university and law school honors, including the Josiah Meigs Award, UGA’s highest recognition for teaching excellence. In 1999, she became the second woman appointed to an endowed position at the law school when she was named a J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law. White is a well-respected scholar in the fields of labor law, employment discrimination, employment law and labor arbitration. Her work, cited by federal and state courts across the country, includes numerous articles on employment discrimination and labor law.

The tenth installation of fellows was held on Aug. 7 in Chicago, Ill., concurrent with the annual meeting of the American Bar Association. With the current installation, the college is represented by over 790 members in 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada.

Established in 1995 through an initiative of the Council of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association, the College of Labor and Empolyment Lawyers aims to further establish the profession as one uniquely important to the world of labor and employment law, individual rights, collective bargaining and dispute resolution. It operates as a freestanding organization recognizing those who, by long and outstanding service, have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field.