Newswise — Seeking experts regarding President Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court nomination and the confirmation process? The University of Georgia School of Law offers the following experts:

Lori A. Ringhand, associate dean for academic affairs and J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law

Expertise: A nationally known U.S. Supreme Court scholar, Ringhand is the author of the book "Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings and Constitutional Change" (with Paul M. Collins) published in 2013 by Cambridge University Press.

Contact: 706-542-7140, [email protected]

Sonja R. West, associate professor of law

Expertise: Teaches and writes in the areas of constitutional law and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is available to discuss constitutional issues regarding the nomination and appointment process. She can also provide insights about the internal Supreme Court processes and dynamics. West served as a law clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens in the 1999-2000 term.

Contact: [email protected]

The significance of the nomination and the nominee Diane Marie Amann, associate dean for international programs and strategic initiatives and holder of the Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law Expertise: Amann has taught and written extensively on matters related to U.S. constitutional law and the U.S. federal courts. She also clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens in the 1988-89 term.Contact: 415-867-3874, [email protected] The late Justice Scalia’s role on the court and the effort to replace him

Randy Beck, holder of the Justice Thomas O. Marshall Chair of Constitutional Law

Expertise: A former U.S. Supreme Court clerk, Beck is able to answer questions about Justice Scalia's role on the court, the significance of his passing and the effort to replace him.

Contact: 706-542-5216, [email protected]