UGA Law Dean to speak at Kennesaw State Nov. 16

Peter “Bo” Rutledge
Peter “Bo” Rutledge

Ethics Awareness Week promotes core values, offers activities

KENNESAW, Ga. (Nov 14, 2018) — Peter “Bo” Rutledge, dean of the University of Georgia’s School of Law, will give a talk to the Kennesaw State campus community as part of Ethics Awareness Week on Friday, Nov. 16. His talk will feature a question and answer session and will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Prillaman Auditorium on the Kennesaw Campus.

Rutledge, who is also the Herman E. Talmadge Chair of Law at UGA, has authored several books and articles, the latter appearing in a diverse array of academic and legal journals. In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court appointed Rutledge to brief and argue the case of Irizarry v. United States, which he subsequently won, joining the ranks of a select few advocates who have successfully defended a judgment below when the government refused to do so.

Notably, he has served as a judicial clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Clarence Thomas and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for Chief Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III. Rutledge has testified on several occasions before Congress on pending arbitration legislation, has regularly spoken to broadcast and print media, and has given speeches to a range of professional audiences on matters such as international dispute resolution, arbitration and the Supreme Court.

Ethics Awareness Week is Nov. 11-17 and features activities to bring awareness to the importance of an ethical culture and to recognize and promote the University’s shared core values of integrity, excellence, accountability and respect. In addition to the featured speaker, the annual event offers leadership presentations within each division, a faculty start-up ventures session and talks about online integrity.

With the theme, “Celebrating our Ethical Culture,” the weeklong event supports the University System of Georgia’s statewide Ethics Awareness Week.

– Tiffany Capuano


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