Tuesday, April 12, 2011

In Memorium: Milner Ball

Yesterday I attended the funeral service for long-time UGA law professor Milner Ball.  Milner was best known as a constitutional law professor.  He was also well known for creating the first civil law clinical program here at UGA - the Public Interest Practicum, and our first Environmental Law Clinic. (The Land Use Clinic is an offshoot of the Enviornmental Law Practicum that grew out of that first clinic.) All of the clinicians here owe a huge debt to Milner.  Indeed, most of us would not be here without his influence and guidance.  We all miss his grace, cheer, intellect, and gentle leadership.

His obituary can be found here. My condolences go out to his wife June, and his children and grandchildren.

Jamie Baker Roskie

UPDATE: The UGA School of Law has launched a tribute page for Milner.


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Milner’s interests were wide but coherent, theoretical but pragmatic. He somehow transposed his competitiveness and vast energy into an immense body of work that enriched life on earth. Thank you for remembering this fine fellow.

Posted by: Ted Morgan | Apr 13, 2011 2:35:31 PM

That's a very sad loss Jamie. A great scholar, of course, and Milner was always incredibly kind to me during my short time in the next door office at UGA.

Posted by: Matt Festa | Apr 13, 2011 7:54:31 PM