New leadership positions

Brown appointed assistant dean

xavier brownXavier R. Brown was appointed assistant dean for admissions, diversity and inclusion & strategic initiatives during the 2022–23 academic year. A member of the School of Law’s admissions team for six years, he now oversees the law school’s entire admissions process for the Juris Doctor and Master in the Study of Law programs. His diversity and inclusion portfolio involves work with faculty, staff, students and alumni/alumnae relating to academic support, recruitment and community outreach.

Previously, he was the law school’s chief architect of institutional recruitment strategies and played a valuable role in managing progress toward annual enrollment objectives, developing marketing strategies and working on diversity and inclusion programming.

Brown earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Georgia Southern University before coming to UGA and earning his law degree in 2017.


Waller becomes president of NALP

tony wallerDuring April, Assistant Dean for Career Development Anthony E. “Tony” Waller (J.D.’93) (right) became the president of NALP (the National Association for Law Placement), an international association of over 3,000 legal career professionals who advise law students, lawyers, law offices and law schools.

Of note, he is the first person from the state of Georgia to serve in this leadership capacity in more than two decades.


Headrick named leader of advancement

jeremy headrickJeremy Headrick assumed leadership of the School of Law’s advancement office last fall. As senior director, he oversees the school’s efforts for growing private support that will ensure a strong future for the law school.

He joined the School of Law in 2014 and previously served as the school’s director of major gifts, prospect management & strategic planning. Before coming to the law school, Headrick served as the associate director of development for UGA’s College of Pharmacy, where he managed the college’s annual fund and all aspects of working with constituents to secure major gifts and other financial support.

Headrick earned both his Bachelor of Arts in English and Master of Education from UGA, where he was a First Honor Graduate and Presidential Scholar, respectively.

Quinn named interim leader

sarah quinnOn June 1, Sarah Quinn became the interim director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center due to the departure of Melissa J. “MJ” Durkee, former associate dean for international programs and Post Professor.

Quinn, who joined the School of Law in 2019, had been serving as the associate director for global practice preparation. She was instrumental in developing the school’s partnership with India’s Jindal Global University and establishing the Graduate Certificate in International Law. Prior to joining the law school, Quinn worked with the UGA Office of Global Engagement and the U.S. Peace Corps in addition to serving as a director for the American School Language Institute in Morocco.

She earned her B.A., B.F.A. and M.I.P. from UGA and her ED.M. from Harvard University.


Students recognize Fox

amanda foxAmanda J. Fox (J.D.’14), the school’s associate director of student services & first start coordinator, received the Student Bar Association Award for Outstanding Staff Member in the spring.