School welcomes five faculty, including hires from Yale Law School and Harvard Business School

kadri photoAssistant Professor Thomas E. Kadri will teach the courses Torts, Cybercrime and Regulating Digital Abuse starting this fall. He will also hold a courtesy appointment in UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Kadri’s research focuses on torts, cybercrime, privacy, and how law regulates technology and information. His scholarship has appeared, or is forthcoming, in journals such as the UCLA Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the Utah Law Review, the Maryland Law Review and the Michigan Law Review.

Before entering academia, Kadri served as a judicial clerk for Judge M. Margaret McKeown of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Thomas Griesa of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He also worked as a visiting scholar at Insper São Paulo and as an adjunct professor at the New York Law School.

He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of St Andrews in Scotland and his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was executive editor of the Michigan Law Review, inducted into the Order of the Coif and received the Henry M. Bates Award – the school’s highest honor. Additionally, Kadri is currently pursuing his Ph.D. from Yale Law School, where he is a Mellon Fellow.

norins photoClare R. Norins joined the School of Law faculty as the inaugural director of its newly established First Amendment Clinic, which defends and advances the rights of free speech, press, assembly and petition while providing students with real-world practice experience to become leaders on First Amendment issues.

Norins brings to the clinic 15 years of civil rights experience in private practice, government enforcement and higher education. As an associate attorney at Beldock Levine & Hoffman, she specialized in Section 1983 litigation of First Amendment and other constitutional claims. This included serving as class counsel on behalf of 1,200 political demonstrators, journalists and bystanders arrested in connection with protected expressive activity during the 2004 Republican National Convention.

Norins next held the position of assistant attorney general for the state of New York in the Civil Rights Bureau. In this capacity, she negotiated resolutions that redressed racial inequities in the provision of public accommodations, increased language access to municipal law enforcement services, and obtained monetary and equitable relief for skilled trades women who had suffered discrimination.

Immediately prior to joining the law school faculty, Norins was assistant director of UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office where she investigated and addressed civil rights complaints asserted by members of the university community.

Norins earned her B.A., M.S.W. and J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Following law school, she clerked for U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael H. Dolinger in the Southern District of New York.

phillips sawyer photoAfter serving as a visiting professor at UGA for the 2019-20 academic year, Laura Phillips Sawyer has joined the School of Law faculty as an associate professor.

She will teach in the area of antitrust at the law school, while also leading courses in UGA’s Honors College and Terry College of Business. She will also hold a courtesy appointment in UGA’s Department of Economics.

Before coming to Athens, Phillips Sawyer was an assistant professor at the Harvard Business School in the Business, Government and International Economy Unit. She also held the Harvard-Newcomen Fellowship in Business History and a post-doc as part of Brown University’s Political Theory Project, where she taught in the political science and history departments.

Her book American Fair Trade: Proprietary Capitalism, Corporatism, and the ‘New Competition,’ 1890-1940 was published by the Cambridge University Press and was recently reviewed by JOTWELL. Her other scholarly work has appeared in the Business History Review, the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia on American History, among other venues. She has also written several HBS cases and technical notes on law and political economy.

Most recently, she co-edited a special issue of the Business History Review on new perspectives in the history and future of regulation. She is currently revising an article on the complementarity of antitrust and corporate law in the early 20th century and is working on a book project on post-WWII antitrust law and policy, which begins with the landmark case U.S. v. Alcoa (1945).

She earned her B.A. magna cum laude from Belmont University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

evans photoRachel S. Evans serves as the metadata services and special collections librarian ensuring the discoverability of library resources and maintaining library information platforms, including the online catalog. She also oversees the management of the archives and other special collections such as the school’s institutional repository.

She regularly presents at library, technology and web related conferences, and is co-chair of the Georgia Library Association’s Technical Services Interest Group. She is also a regular contributor to Computers in Libraries, and she has written for Library Journal and The Journal of New Librarianship.

Evans is a member of the Computing Services, Technical Services and Online Bibliographic Services special interest sections of the American Association of Law Libraries, holding roles on blog committees and serving on a newsletter editorial board. She serves on the Education and Publications Committee of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries as handbook editor.

Prior to her current position, Evans served as the School of Law’s web coordinator and digital media specialist. She also held a variety of roles in libraries including LaGrange College’s Lewis Library, and Troup and Oglethorpe county public libraries.

Evans earned her bachelor’s degree from LaGrange College and her Master of Science in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University.

kalim photoGeraldine Kalim currently serves as the library’s student services librarian, acting as the primary liaison between the law library and the student body. She also teaches legal research, provides reference service and coordinates information instruction opportunities.

She came to UGA after serving as the reference and faculty services librarian at the George Mason University Law School. Prior to becoming a law librarian, Kalim worked in federal government affairs in firm, corporate and municipal settings. She previously served as a senior editor and deputy research director at StateScape and as a legislative adviser in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Federal Affairs.

Kalim received her M.S.L.I.S. and J.D. from The Catholic University of America, where she served on the CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Policy and graduated with a pro bono certificate of highest honors. Her bachelor’s degree is from UGA.

She is a member of the Georgia Library Association and the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries, and serves on the Government Relations Committee for the American Association of Law Libraries.