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Emory Center For Interdisciplinary Study of Religion Launches Two-Year Project On Sex, Marriage and Family

9-21-01

Atlanta, Ga. Emory University’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion (CISR) is embarking on a two-year project on "Sex, Marriage and Family Life" that is bringing together scholars from across the university to examine issues ranging from interfaith marriage to American divorce laws, from same-sex unions to the roots of monogamy.

Edelman To Speak At Kick-Of of New Interfaith Initiative For Atlanta Area Children

08-24-01

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF), will speak at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 at a kick-off breakfast for the Metropolitan Atlanta Interfaith Children’s Movement (MAICM), a new grassroots effort to create a collaboration among Atlanta area faith communities and civic organizations to help children and families through prayer, education, service and advocacy.

Emory Establishes Islam and Human Rights Program

07-09-01

Emory University's Law & Religion Program has received a $707,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to establish a new Islam and Human Rights Fellowship Program. The three-year project will bring together scholars and activists from around the world to develop human rights scholarship and strategies for advocacy from an Islamic perspective. Directing the effort is Emory human rights scholar/activist Abdullahi An-Na'im.

Strobe Talbott to Speak at Emory April 5

03-30-01

Atlanta, Ga. Former diplomat and journalist Strobe Talbott will talk about how the world has changed since the end of the Cold War in a public lecture at Emory University at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Talbott was deputy secretary of state and a key architect of U.S. foreign policy in the Clinton administration.

Emory Law and Religion Program Receives $600,000 For Study of Christianity and Law

03-22-01

Emory University's Law and Religion Program has received a $600,000, six-year grant to complete a two-phase study on Christian jurisprudence. The project, supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts, is part of a broader effort to stimulate and support new Christian scholarship in various academic fields. Pew has awarded a total of $3 million to the University of Notre Dame to coordinate this effort.

Foreign Policy In The Bush Administration To Be Focus Of Emory's Thrower Symposium

02-13-01

A freewheeling discussion of foreign policy challenges and opportunities facing the Bush administration will bring together politicians, legal scholars and practitioners Friday, March 2 for this year’s Thrower Symposium at Emory University School of Law. Among the participants will be former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker; U.S. Ambassador to Canada Gordon Giffin; former U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Edward E. Elson; former solicitor of the U.S. Department of Labor George Salem; and veteran foreign policy expert Dan Fisk of the Heritage Foundation.

Emory Awarded $94,000 To Expand Barton Child Law & Policy Clinic

02-09-01

Emory University School of Law has received a one-year, $94,000 grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to establish a senior policy fellow position within its Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic. Dr. Patrice Harris, a specialist in adolescent and forensic psychiatry, has been hired for the position.

Emory Invites South African Jurist To Address Truth And Reconcilation

02-09-01

Charles Villa Vicencio, executive director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Cape Town, South Africa, presents "Church, State and Restorative Justice: Did the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Succeed in South Africa?" for the 2001 Currie Lecture in Law and Religion.

Emory Awarded $3.2 Million To Establish Center For Interdisciplinary Study Of Religion

09-05-00

Emory University has received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to help establish a new Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion.

Emory Law School's Public Interest Group To Hold Awards Ceremony, Fund-Raiser

12-18-00

Atlanta, Ga. The Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) at Emory University School of Law will host its fifth annual EPIC Inspiration Awards ceremony and reception on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the law school. The fund raising event will begin with the awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception.

Oliver Joins Emory Law School's Barton Child Law & Policy Clinic

12-01-00

Atlanta, Ga.
Former State Senator Mary Margaret Oliver has accepted a visiting professor position with Emory University School of Law's Barton Child Law & Policy Clinic beginning Dec. 1, 2000.

Emory Legal, Political Experts Tackle Post-Election Topics

11-29-00

Atlanta, Ga. Journalists who are still scrambling to make sense of the latest post-presidential election developments may want to call on Emory legal and political experts, who are bringing their experience to bear on everything from Supreme Court history to states' rights.

Sandra Day O'Connor To Give Rosalynn Carter Distinguished Lecture At Emory Nov. 13

11-08-00

Atlanta, Ga. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will deliver the 2000 Rosalynn Carter Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 in Glenn Memorial Auditorium. Her lecture is titled "Going Where Few Women Have Gone Before." The lecture is free and open to the public. (The event originally was scheduled for January, but O'Connor was prevented from getting to Atlanta due to inclement weather in Washington.)

Emory Hosts New Web Site on Holocaust Denial Trial

11-01-00

Atlanta, Ga. Emory will host a new web site, www.HolocaustDenialOnTrial.org, built around the highly publicized British libel trial between Emory's Deborah Lipstadt and writer David Irving over her book, "Denying the Holocaust."

Common Cause Hosts Forum On Campaign Finance Reform At Emory

10-30-00

Atlanta, Ga. In a recent poll commissioned by Common Cause and the Emory University political science department, 86 percent of Georgians surveyed want some form of campaign finance reform. "So far the only candidate committed to attending is Green Party candidate Jeff Gates. What does that say about the candidates?" says Robert Pastor, professor of political science at Emory.

Emory's Lipstadt, Attorney Rampton Highlight Nov. 1-2 Conference On Libel Law, Jewish Identity

10-17-00

Atlanta, Ga. Richard Rampton, the British barrister who successfully defended Emory University's Deborah Lipstadt during her libel trial in England on her book, "Denying the Holocaust," will be the keynote speaker for a two-day public conference titled, "Reconciling the Irreconcilable: Holocaust Denial, Historical Truth and Jewish Identity," Nov. 1-2 at Emory University School of Law.

Emory's Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic Launches New Web Site For Advocates, Public

10-12-00

Atlanta, Ga. The Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic at Emory University School of Law has produced a new web site to serve as a statewide resource on child abuse and neglect issues in Georgia, www.childwelfare.net.

Emory Law School Honors Distinguished Alumni

10-03-00

Atlanta, Ga. Four individuals who have contributed both to their communities and to the law have received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Emory University School of Law. They are: the late former Georgia State Sen. Thomas F. Allgood of Augusta, Ga., class of 1951; and Atlantans Cecil C. Malone Jr., chairman of Malone Company General Contractors, class of 1950; Kevin A. Ross, partner with Hunton & Williams, class of 1980; and W. Terence (Terry) Walsh, partner with Alston & Bird, class of 1970..

Emory Law Professor Selected To Present Views On Internet Patents

6-16-00

Atlanta, Ga. Can a patent be issued that would cover an entire method of doing business? Margo Bagley, an assistant professor at Emory University School of Law, has been selected to answer that question by the law firm of Lyon & Lyon and the software company Oracle, which solicited publishable papers on "E-Commerce and E-Quivalence: Defining the Proper Scope of Internet Patents."

Emory Law Student Receives Public Interest Fellowship

5-16-00

Atlanta, Ga. Angela Elleman of Louisville, Ky., who graduated this week with a dual degree from Emory University School of Law and the Candler School of Theology, is one of 80 students nationwide to receive a National Association for Public Interest Law (NAPIL) Fellowship for Equal Justice.

Emory Law School's EPIC Program Raises Record $40,000 For Public Interest Law Summer Grants

5-10-00

Atlanta, Ga. The Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC), a student organization at Emory University School of Law, has raised a record $40,000 from its annual Inspiration Awards ceremony, which will fund summer grants in public interest law for 12 Emory students.

New Law and Policy Clinic At Emory Law School To Help Georgia's Neglected, Abused Children

3-31-00

Atlanta, Ga. Emory University has launched the Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic, dedicated to improving Georgia's child protection system by focusing on helping the state serve neglected and abused children. The clinic will provide multi-disciplinary, child-focused research, training, and support for practitioners and policy-makers charged with protecting Georgia's children.

Emory Law School To Host Policy Debate On Establishment of International Criminal Court

2-11-00

Atlanta, Ga. This debate on the pros and cons of establishing an international criminal court, the third in a series of debates being held across the country, is a policy initiative by the Council on Foreign Relations. In this country, the debate turns on the question of whether the United States should ratify the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which was adopted by the United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries, held in Rome June 15-July 17, 1998.

Emory Provost/Theologian Rebecca Chopp To Give Law School's Annual Currie Lecture

2-25-00

Atlanta, Ga. Emory Provost Rebecca Chopp is a widely published scholar in Christian theology, women's studies and the role of religion in American public life. Her topic, "The Poetics of Testimony," refers to "those discourses-poetry, novels, theory, theology-that speak of the unspeakable and tell of the suffering and hope of particular communities who have not been authorized to speak."

Experts To Discuss Law and Human Genetics At Emory Law School's Thrower Symposium

2-3-00

Atlanta, Ga. Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the Human Genome Project, the 10th annual Randolph W. Thrower Symposium at Emory Law School will bring together legal scholars, ethicists and geneticists to discuss the ethical, legal and social implications of the availability of genetic information.

Emory Professor's Study Compares the Health Plans Recently Advanced by Senator Bradley and Vice-President Gore.

12-6-99

Atlanta, Ga. Kenneth Thorpe issues prelimary estimates of the federal costs and numbers of newly insured persons under Vice-President Gore's and Senator Bradley's health insurance proposals.

 

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to Speak at Emory

11-8-99

Atlanta, Ga. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will deliver the 1999-2000 Rosalynn Carter Distinguished Lecture in Public Policy at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000 in Glenn Memorial Auditorium. The annual event is part of the Rosalynn Carter Programs in Public Policy at Emory's Institute for Women's Studies. The lecture is free and open to the public. Details on O'Connor's address will be provided as they become available.

Emory Scholar/Activist An-Na'im Receives Dutch Van Praag Award For Human Rights Work

10-21-99

Atlanta, Ga. Emory University's Abdullahi An-Na'im, Candler Professor of Law and an internationally known scholar/human rights activist, has been named the recipient of the 1999 Dr. J.P. Van Pragg Award from the Dutch Humanist Ethical Society in The Netherlands for his work in promoting human rights.

Emory Law School Honors Distinguished Alumni

10-21-99

Atlanta, Ga. Three individuals who have contributed extensively both to their communities and to the law have received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Emory University School of Law. They are: J. Guy Beatty , Jr., class of 1957; Fulton County Superior Court Senior Judge Elmo Holt, class of 1948; and Jean Zimmerman, class of 1975.

Law School, Theology School Weigh in on National Issues in Time Magazine

9-29-99

Atlanta, Ga. The latest issue of Time Magazine (Sept. 13, 1999) has Emory faculty weighing in on two developing stories, one on scientists' isolation of a gene in mice that is connected to intelligence, the other on the proposed Religious Liberty Protection Act now making its way through the U.S. Senate. On the discovery of the so-called "IQ gene," Ethicist Liz Bounds of Candler School of Theology pointed out that engineering human genes for certain "desirable" traits runs the risk of "shaping a much more homogeneous community around certain dominant values." Bounds told Time she finds that idea "frightening." As for the proposed religious liberty bill, Marci Hamilton, visiting professor at Emory Law School, explained why both conservative Christian and left-leaning groups are cooperating to oppose the legislation, which "opens the door for all kinds of religious entities and individuals to make creative claims." Hamilton ought to know; she successfully challenged the constitutionality of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1997.

Emory Law School To Use $2.5 Million Settlement To Establish Sam Nunn Chair, Fellowships, Colloquia

6-8-99

Atlanta, Ga. Emory Law School will use income from a $2.5 million settlement received earlier this year in a case involving DuPont Co. to establish a faculty chair in ethics and professionalism, student fellowships for professional service, and a series of colloquia on the profession of law, all named in honor of former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, an alumnus of the school.

Emory Law School's Epic Program Raises $31,000 For Public Interest Law Summer Grants

5-7-99

Atlanta, Ga. The Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC), a student organization at Emory University School of Law, has raised more than $31,000 during the current academic year, which will be used to fund summer grants in public interest law for seven Emory students this summer.

Emory Law Student Wins Highest Student Honor For Efforts To Revise Georgia's Rape Laws

5-7-99

Atlanta, Ga. Graduating Emory University law student Cameron Welborn has been featured in People magazine and interviewed on radio and TV, but it's not her media savvy that has earned her the university's highest student honor at its 1999 commencement ceremonies May 10. Welborn is being recognized with the university's Marion Luther Brittain Award for her tireless efforts to revise Georgia's rape statutes.Emory Law Student Wins Highest Student Honor For Efforts To Revise Georgia's Rape Laws

Emory's Bankruptcy Developments Journal Inaugurates Two Awards

5-7-99

Atlanta, Ga. The Bankruptcy Developments Journal (BDJ) at Emory University School of Law recently presented its first-ever BDJ Lifetime Achievement Award to William L. Norton Jr. of Gainesville, Ga., former federal bankruptcy judge in the Northern District of Georgia from 1971-1985. A second award initiated this year, the BDJ's Keith J. Shapiro Business Bankruptcy Writing Award, was presented to Cameron Gilreath, a rising third-year student at the school.

Emory's Witte Receives Four-Year Lillly Grant, Prestigious Kuyper Prize From Princeton

3-30-99

Atlanta,Ga. John Witte, director of Emory University's Law and Religion Program, has received a four-year $546,350 grant from the Lilly Endowment to prepare four new books, related articles and public lectures on law, religion and the Reformed tradition.

Emory Law Students Take Awards in Spring Moot Court Competitions

2-12-99

Atlanta,Ga. Students of Emory University School of Law brought home honors from several moot court competitions this spring, placing fourth among U.S. law schools in the Jessup International Moot Court Competition, first runner-up in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition, and sweeping the annual Intrastate Moot Court Competition.

Experts to Discuss Tax Reform Proposals at Emory Law School's Thrower Symposium

2-12-99

Atlanta, Ga. Tax reform has become an enduring political issue, whether focused on taxpayers' frustration over the complexity of the tax code or the allegedly aggressive tactics of the IRS. Emory Law School's 1999 Thrower Symposium will feature nationally known experts who will explore the financial and political implications of tax reform, including proposals such as the flat tax, value added tax or VAT, the national sales tax and incremental change of the current income tax. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 18 in the Emory Law School Tull Auditorium.

Emory Law School Public Interest Group To Hold Award Ceremony, Fund-Raiser

12-21-98

Atlanta, Ga. The Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) at Emory University School of Law is hosting its third annual EPIC Inspiration Awards Ceremony and Reception on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the law school. The fund-raising event will begin with the awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception.

Emory Law School To Host Public Forum on Needed Changes in Georgia Rape Laws

12-16-98

Atlanta, Ga. "Updating Georgia's Rape Statutes: A Time for Progress" is the topic of a public forum to be held at Emory University School of Law at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14. Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker will be among the government officials, law enforcement personnel and educators who will speak from their perspectives about the need to change the state's sexual offense laws.

Emory Law Professor Receives Ford Grant To Study Muslim Diversity in U.S., Abroad

11-18-98

Atlanta, Ga. Emory University human rights scholar/activist Abdullahi An-Na'im has received a two-year, $371,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to fund a global survey of Islamic family law that will explore how Muslims reconcile their faith with the needs of their communities today.

Emory Law School Receives Scholarship Endowment in Memory of Lawyer Killed in Valujet Crash

10-01-98

Atlanta, Ga. Emory University School of Law has received a gift of $510,000 from the Miami law firm of Colson, Hicks, Eidson, Colson, Matthews & Mendoza and Richard P. Kessler Jr. of Atlanta and his daughter Grace Kessler to establish a scholarship endowment in memory of Kathleen Kessler, a 1972 law school alumna who was killed in the 1996 ValuJet Airlines crash.

Emory University Student Awarded Prestigious Truman Scholarship

4-15-99

Atlanta, Ga. Amos N. Jones, the son of Lamont and Kay Jones of Lexington, Ky., has been selected as a 1999 Truman Scholar by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. A junior pursuing a dual major in political science and economics/mathematics, Jones is one of 79 scholars selected from 657 candidates from 332 U.S. colleges and universities. The scholars were selected on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability and likelihood of "making a difference."

Experts to Discuss Tax Reform Proposals at Emory Law School's Thrower Symposium

2-12-99

Atlanta, Ga. Tax reform has become an enduring political issue, whether focused on taxpayers' frustration over the complexity of the tax code or the allegedly aggressive tactics of the IRS. Emory Law School's 1999 Thrower Symposium will feature nationally known experts who will explore the financial and political implications of tax reform, including proposals such as the flat tax, value added tax or VAT, the national sales tax and incremental change of the current income tax. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 18 in the Emory Law School Tull Auditorium.

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Emory Law School To Host Public Forum on Needed Changes in Georgia Rape Laws

12-16-98

Atlanta, Ga. "Updating Georgia's Rape Statutes: A Time for Progress" is the topic of a public forum to be held at Emory University School of Law at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14. Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker will be among the government officials, law enforcement personnel and educators who will speak from their perspectives about the need to change the state's sexual offense laws.

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