Georgia Law LL.M. students visit U.S. Court of Appeals for 11th Circuit and Baker Donelson law firm in Atlanta

University of Georgia School of Law Master of Laws (LL.M.) candidates participated this month in a professional development trip to Atlanta, where they observed judicial proceedings and received legal briefings.

The first stop was the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (above), where the students observed oral arguments in two cases. The group then met with Eleventh Circuit Judge Julie E. Carnes, at Georgia Law alumna. In addition to touring her chambers, they learned about the rich history of the Elbert Parr Tuttle Federal Courthouse, including the judge’s personal connection with the building: her father worked there when the building housed a post office, before he himself became an attorney and judge.  She also spoke about her career path, and answered questions from the students. 

The next stop was the Atlanta office of the Baker Donelson law firm. There, students had lunch and listened to presentations from a panel of  attorneys – among them Georgia Law alumni Maximilian Hans-Walter Werner Oehlschlaegel (LL.M. 2021) and Emmanuel Kyei (LL.M. 2020, J.D. 2022), both of whom practice corporate law.  Other lawyers on the panel included Gary A. Barnes, Sebastian Meis, Robert N. Johnson, Clint Crosby, Vivien F. Peaden, and Felix Faerber. Discussions ranged from the nature of various practice areas to ways to prepare for law firm practice. 

This year’s LL.M. class is profiled here. More information on the Georgia Law LL.M. curriculum, which is administered by our Dean Rusk International Law Center, is available here.

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