Tuesday, November 7, 2000

WRITER: Jenny Bogan, (706) 542-5172

CONTACT: Kathy Pharr, (706) 542-5172, pharr@arches.uga.edu


Athens, Ga. - Charles R.T. O'Kelley, Martin E. Kilpatrick Professor of Corporate Finance and Securities Law at the University of Georgia School of Law, has recently been elected to membership in The American Law Institute.

The American Law Institute's purpose is to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice, and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work. O'Kelley was selected in recognition of his impressive record of accomplishments, service and leadership to the law.

There are 3,500 elected and life members of the institute. "With his election to membership, Chuck becomes part of our law school's strong representation in this prestigious organization," said Dean David Shipley. Other UGA faculty members who are members of ALI include Hosch Professor Dan T. Coenen, Cleveland Professor C. Ronald Ellington, Shackelford Professor Walter Hellerstein, Associate Dean and Hosch Professor Paul M. Kurtz, Sibley Professor Julian B. McDonnell, Brock Professor L. Ray Patterson, Alston Professor Margaret V. Sachs, Rusk Professor Thomas J. Schoenbaum, Hosch Professor Michael L. Wells, Dean David Shipley, Dean Emeritus J. Ralph Beaird, Callaway Professor Emeritus Verner F. Chaffin and Law School Association Professor Emeritus Richard V. Wellman.

O'Kelley, a UGA law faculty member since 1997, has written numerous articles and co-authored the book, Corporations and Other Business Associations. He currently chairs UGA's law admissions committee. He has also served on the AALS Section on Business Associations' executive committee, and is a member of the ABA Corporation Banking and Business Law Section.

O'Kelley received his undergraduate degree from the University of the South, his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and his master of laws degree from Harvard University. Prior to joining UGA, O'Kelley was a member of the law faculty at the University of Oregon for 15 years, where he served as interim dean from 1994-1997.

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