Associate Dean Lori Ringhand wins Fulbright Distinguished Chair at University of Aberdeen in Scotland

Delighted to announce that Lori A. Ringhand, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law here at the the University of Georgia School of Law, has been awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair for Spring 2019, when she will be in residence at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. While overseas, she also will present a Fulbright Gresham College Lecture.

A scholar whose expertise includes comparative constitutional law, Ringhand earned a B.C.L. in European and Comparative Law from Oxford University in England, and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She plans to spend the semester researching U.S. and British approaches to campaign finance regulation.

Center officer to visit China as World Affairs Council Young Leaders Fellow

kate - CopyPleased to announce that Kathleen A. Doty, our Center’s our Associate Director of Global Practice Preparation, has just been chosen as a World Affairs Council of Atlanta Young Leaders China Fellow.

She and nine other area professionals under forty will take part in an expenses-paid, ten-day journey to four cities in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou.

Selection criteria for this Fellowship included global leadership qualities and ability to contribute to U.S.-China relations. Accordingly, during the October 2016 trip, Fellows will engage with media and business leaders, government agencies, and universities, in addition to touring cultural attractions like the pavilionGreat Wall and the China Pavilion at right, which was constructed for Shanghai World Expo 2010.

Doty, pictured at top, joined our Center in October after several years practicing international law in Washington, D.C. She was Assistant Counsel for Arms Control and International Law at the Office of the General Counsel, Strategic Systems Programs, U.S. Department of the Navy, and before that, Attorney-Editor at the American Society of International Law and Managing Editor of the Society’s American Journal of International Law.

At Georgia Law, Doty’s portfolio includes conceptualization and administration of: the Center’s Global Governance Summer School, a partnership with the Leuven Centre on Global Governance Studies in Belgium; Global Externships Overseas and At-Home; and research projects and academic-year programming. Her Fellowship thus promises both to strengthen our Center’s ties with our community and to make connections that will help us enhance our students’ global practice experience.

Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowships, Summer 2016

John_Paul_Stevens,_SCOTUS_photo_portraitBeginning this year, the University of Georgia School of Law will award two of its current students Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowships of $5,000 each in order to support their summer placements in public interest law. The initiative marks a new partnership between Georgia Law and the John Paul Stevens Fellowship Foundation, which was established by former law clerks of Stevens, who served as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1975 until his retirement in 2010. His 2013 speech to the Georgia Law community, entitled “Originalism and History,” is web-archived here, and available in the Georgia Law Review here.

Among the Justice’s former clerks are a Georgia Law alumna, Merritt E. McAllister, now a partner at King & Spalding LLP in Atlanta, and two Georgia Law faculty members, Diane Marie Amann, Associate Dean for International Programs & Strategic Initiatives and Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law, and Professor Sonja R. West.

The award of a Justice John Paul Stevens Fellowship recognizes a Georgia Law student’s commitment to public service and potential for excellence throughout his or her legal career.  Deadline to apply is April 4, 2016; interested Georgia Law students should contact Kathleen A. Doty,  doty[at]uga[dot]edu, Associate Director of Global Practice Preparation at the Dean Rusk International Law Center.