David Shipley '75 Awarded Athletic Association Professorship at UGA

From the UGA website:

Five faculty members have received Athletic Association Professorships endowed by UGA’s Athletic Association.

The professorships were awarded to John Grable, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, department of housing and consumer economics; Robert Grafstein, School of Public and International Affairs, department of political science and associate dean; Gerald Henry, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, department of crop and soil sciences; Harold Mulherin, Terry College of Business, department of banking and finance; and David Shipley, School of Law, former dean and a professor in copyright, administrative law and civil procedure.

The UGA Athletic Association has funded a total of 14 professorships since May 2006, as a demonstration of its commitment to academics...

Shipley joined the Georgia Law faculty as dean and professor of law in July 1998. He led the school through the completion of a strategic planning process, a $3.2 million renovation of several classrooms and the law library’s Carl E. Sanders Reading Room, a school-wide technology upgrade, the creation of the director of advocacy position and the establishment of a new clinic. Also under his leadership, there was a steady improvement of incoming student credentials.

In 2010, he was named the UGA faculty athletics representative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Southeastern Conference. His responsibilities include working with the Athletic Association to support the academic progress and success of UGA’s student-athletes, serving as secretary to the Athletic Association’s board of directors and monitoring compliance with NCAA rules and regulations.

Prior to joining the faculty at UGA, Shipley was dean and professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law (1993-98); dean, director of the Law Center and professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law (1990-93); and associate dean for administrative affairs and professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law (1989-90). Additionally, he has served a visiting professor at William & Mary (1983-84) and Ohio State University (1986-87).

He practiced law with Tillinghast, Collins & Graham for two years in Providence, R.I. Shipley earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Oberlin College and his law degree from the University of Chicago, where he was executive editor of the University of Chicago Law Review.