Faculty News

Professor McGee to Speak at ABA Section of Family Law 2017 Spring CLE Conference

Savannah Law School (“SLS”) Associate Professor, Kellyn McGee, has been invited to speak at the ABA Section of Family Law Spring CLE Conference. The event will be held May 3-6, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah. Professor McGee will … Continue reading

 

Professor Roark to serve as International Visiting Fellow

Professor Marc Roark has been selected to be an International Visiting Fellow at the University of Essex from September 10 through September 24, 2017. At the University of Essex Professor Roark will engage in research and associated activities.   The University … Continue reading

 

Professor Roark to Participate in University of Essex Workshop

CALL FOR PAPERS  A Workshop on Property, Vulnerability, and Resilience September 22-23, 2017 A Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative & University of Essex Workshop University of Essex, United Kingdom The UK, the US and other ‘advanced democracies’ are currently … Continue reading

 

Professor Wright Recently Participated in a Discussion on the Bloomberg Law Radio Show

Savannah Law School Professor Andy Wright, along with Steve Vladeck of University of Texas School of Law, recently participated in a discussion on the Bloomberg Law Radio Show. The Bloomberg Law Radio Show features hosts June Grasso, Michael Best and … Continue reading

 

Professor Wright Quoted in Law360 Article

Savannah Law School Professor Andy Wright was recently quoted several times in a Law360 article. The article is titled Counsel to the President, The Lawyer Who Will Shape Trump’s Presidency and can be accessed here. Law360 is daily newsletter with over 1 … Continue reading

 

Associate Dean Keith Harrison appointed by the Secretary of Defense to serve on the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces

Associate Dean Keith Harrison was recently appointed by the Secretary of Defense to serve on the Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense of Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces (the Committee). The Committee was established by the Secretary … Continue reading

 

Professor Harpalani Awarded Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award

Savannah Law School Associate Professor Vinay Harpalani was recently awarded the Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award by the Section on Minority Groups within The Association of American Law Schools (“AALS”). The mission of AALS is to “uphold and advance excellence … Continue reading

 

Professor Harpalani Works with Team to File An Amicus Brief at the New York Court of Appeals

The Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality (“Korematsu Center”) recently filed an amicus brief with the New York Court of Appeals. An amicus brief is filed by a person or a group of people who are not a … Continue reading

 

Professor Wright Recently Participated in Washington, D.C. Panel on Congressional-Executive Oversight Disputes

Andrew Wright, Associate Professor at Savannah Law School, recently participated in a panel discussion of struggles between Congress and the Executive Branch over access to information. The program, “A Right to ‘Know,’ or a Right to ‘No,’” featured prominent practitioners … Continue reading

 

Professor McGee Selected to Serve on State Bar Committees

Professor Kellyn O. McGee has been appointed to serve as a member of four committees of the State Bar of Georgia for the 2016-2017 year. She was selected for the Disciplinary Rules & Procedures Committee, the Committee to Promote Inclusion in … Continue reading

 

Professor Wright to Participate in Filson Public Conference

Professor Wright will participate in the Filson Institute Public Conference – The People’s Constitution: Our 18th Century Constitution in Modern Context in Louisville, KY. The Conference is presented by The Filson Historical Society, Kentucky’s oldest privately supported Historic Society. The Conference … Continue reading

 

SALT Awards 2016 Junior Faculty Teaching Award to Professor Harpalani

Professor Harpalani has been awarded the esteemed 2016 Junior Faculty Teaching Award by the Society of American Law Teachers (‘SALT’). The award recognizes an outstanding and emerging law professor who demonstrates a commitment to justice, equality and academic excellence. Professor Harpalani was selected … Continue reading

 

Professor Roberts Assumes Southeastern Association of Law Schools Leadership Role

Savannah Law School Professor Caprice Roberts has been appointed Vice Chair of Programming for the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (“SEALS”). The principal function of the team that Professor Roberts leads is to encourage additional programming in specific subject areas. … Continue reading

 

Professors Harpalani and Pleasant React to Fisher v. Texas II

Savannah Law School Professors Vinay Harpalani and Shakira Pleasant recently received a great deal of attention for their expertise in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Fisher v. Texas II on June 23. The Supreme Court’s ruling recently … Continue reading

 

Board of Directors Approves Marc Roark to Rank of Professor

The Savannah Law School Board of Directors approved Dean Malcolm L. Morris’s recommendation on March 9, 2016 for Marc Roark to be promoted to the rank of full professor beginning next academic year. Professor Roark is a member of Savannah … Continue reading

 

Dean Kellyn McGee Elected to Board of Directors of Mediation Center

Kellyn O. McGee, Assistant Dean of Students at Savannah Law School, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire, whose mission is, in part, to provide and promote within the community methods other than … Continue reading

 

Dean Kellyn McGee to Write Monthly Column for Ms. JD: Turning the Page

Dean Kellyn McGee has been selected as one of Ms. JD’s 2016 Writers in Residence. Her monthly column, Turning the Page, is described on their website as: What’s life like right after the first semester of law school? How does … Continue reading

 

Professor Vinay Harpalani Writes Issue Brief for American Constitution Society

In addition to filing the recent amici curiae brief with Professor Shakira D. Pleasant in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, et al. (“Fisher II”), Professor Vinay Harpalani authored an issue brief for the American Constitution Society (ACS). The ACS brief focused … Continue reading

 

Savannah Law School Professors Submit Amicus Brief in Current U.S. Supreme Court Case

Professors Shakira D. Pleasant and Vinay Harpalani, with the assistance of Savannah Law School student Danielle Cordova (’16), filed an amici curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, et al. (“Fisher II”). Professor Pleasant … Continue reading

 

Professor Vinay Harpalani Writes Guest Post for ISCOTUS

Savannah Law School Associate Professor Vinay Harpalani, whose scholarship focuses on race, education, constitutional law, and racial identity, published a guest post for the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS), Chicago-Kent College of Law. The post, … Continue reading