August 5, 2007
Faculty members at the College of Law have represented the law school well through recent media interviews on current legal issues.
Professor Neil Kinkopf was interviewed on National Public Radio for the Morning Edition program Aug. 3 on the looming deadline for revised testimony by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales before the Senate Judiciary Committee on domestic spying and other issues. According to the report, if the chairman of the committee isn't satisfied, he may launch an investigation into whether Gonzales intentionally misled the committee. To hear the complete interview, visit http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12476730.
Professor Paul Lombardo was interviewed by Atlanta PBS station WABE July 31 for his role in the traveling exhibit currently on display at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta entitled Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race. An internationally acclaimed scholar on the eugenics movement, Professor Lombardo served as a consultant for the exhibit, which traces the history of eugenics, including its sources in the early 20th century in the U.S. and its use in immigration policies, to its ultimate use by Hitler to justify the murder of millions of Jews in the Holocaust. Presented by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the exhibit contains rare artifacts and photographs. For additional information on the exhibit, which ends Aug. 10, visit http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/deadlymedicine/ and http://www.cdc.gov/gcc/exhibit/exhibitions_changing.htm. For the WABE interview, go to http://publicbroadcasting.net/wabe/news/content/1122364.html.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Roy Sobelson was interviewed Aug. 1 for a story in the Fulton County Daily Report entitled A General Counsel Without A Bar License. The article reports on an Atlanta GC who is not an active member of a state bar association. While this doesn't seem to be a problem for the GC's company or the State Bar of Georgia, legal ethics professors and the national professional association for corporate counsel are not so sure. See Dean Sobelson's remarks (subscription required).