News & Events


Class Notes

  • Kenneth Murphy JD'89, a managing partner in the Philadelphia office Drinker, Biddle & Reath, has been elected to membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
  • John Simpkins JD/LLM'99 has been appointed general counsel for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Prior to joining USAID, John served as deputy general counsel in the White House Office of Management and Budget.  
  • Gary Myers JD'86 published the new fifth edition of his casebook, Entertainment, Media and the Law: Cases & Materials with Paul Weiler (Harvard) and Will Berry (Mississippi) (5th edition West Publishing, 2015). Gary continues to serve as dean at the University of Missouri School of Law.
  • Sarah Campbell JD'09 has joined the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Tennessee as special assistant to the solicitor general and the attorney general. Sarah previously practiced at Williams & Connolly.
  • Laurie Sanders JD'94 has joined the San Francisco law firm of Osborn McDerby as partner. Previously, Laurie founded Emeryville Law, a boutique business law firm providing services to small and mid-size private businesses.
  • David Starr JD'89  has been promoted to senior vice president and general counsel of The LaSalle Group Inc. David became the company's vice president and general counsel in 2014.  
  • Chris Sawyer JD'78 was named chair emeritus of the Board of Visitors of the Institute for the Environment at the University of North Carolina in September. Chris, a retired partner of Atlanta-based Alston & Bird, began his service to the Board in 2003 and served as its chair from 2011 until 2015.
  • Molley Clarkson JD'03 has been appointed as general counsel of The Siebels Bruce Group Inc., an insurance services provider based in Columbia, S.C.  Prior to joining Seibels, Molley practiced at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan in Atlanta.
  • Keron Smith JD'00 Keron Smith has joined TicketNetwork, Inc. in South Windsor, Conn., as associate counsel. She previously worked at Webster Bank.
  • Mandisa Muriel Maya LLM'90 has been appointed by South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma as the first female Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, one of the top four senior positions in the leadership of the judiciary. She was appointed to the Supreme Court of Appeal in 2006.