Georgia Law opens search to fill post in international law honoring Prof. Wilner

Delighted to share the news that we at the University of Georgia School of Law welcome nominations for the inaugural holder of a newly established professorship in international law.

wilner_gabrielCalled the Gabriel N. Wilner/UGA Foundation Professorship in International Law, it honors Professor Wilner (1938-2010), pictured at left. A Beirut-born scholar, he was an advisor to U.N. agencies and active in organizations like the American Society of International Law throughout the many decades that he studied, practiced, and taught international law. Essential to the growth of our LLM and Belgium summer study abroad offerings, Wilner inspired many others to enter our field; indeed, it is the generosity of one such Georgia Law alumnus that makes this new professorship possible.

The inaugural holder will join Georgia Law’s long tradition of excellence in international law. The tradition began in 1940, when Sigmund Cohn, a German-Jewish judge who had fled to Nazism, taught our first international law class. It was nurtured by Georgia Law professors – among them, Professor Wilner and Professor Louis B. Sohn and, of course, Dean Rusk, namesake of our vibrant, 38-year-old Dean Rusk International Law Center. The tradition continues today through the endeavors of faculty like Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, Professor Harlan G. Cohen, and yours truly.

Applicants must be eligible for hire at the rank of full professor, and international applicants are welcome. We welcome a pool of highly qualified candidates for this position, for which the official job notice reads as follows:

The University of Georgia School of Law invites applications for a full endowed professorship in international law beginning August of 2016. Applicants should be able to join the faculty at the rank of full professor. They should have a J.D. from an accredited university or its foreign equivalent, superior academic credentials and demonstrated excellence in scholarship and teaching. Applications received by February 1, 2016 are assured of consideration. All interested persons should submit a curriculum vitae, including scholarly publications, with a letter of interest at

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or protected veteran status.

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