Elizabeth Weeks

Elizabeth Weeks

Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

225 New College
Athens, Ga. 30602-1685


Elizabeth Weeks, the Charles H. Kirbo Chair in Law in the School of Law, was named Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs in 2020. In this role, she directs UGA’s Office of Faculty Affairs and works closely with campus leaders on faculty-related policies, processes, and records while also overseeing a robust slate of professional development programming for faculty. 

Weeks previously served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development in the School of Law. In this role, she worked closely with faculty to expand and promote scholarly activities, including external funding, through mentorship and professional development. Her role focused particularly on untenured professors, with the goal of fostering career success and maximizing instructional, scholarly, and societal impact. Professor Weeks has maintained her academic appointment and continues to teach in the School of Law. 

Her scholarship focuses on health law, and she is the author or co-author of two books and nearly 40 articles in law reviews, journals, and other publications. Her honors include the Health Law Scholars Award from the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, and the Howard M. and Susan Immel Award for Teaching Excellence. Her involvement in the campus community includes extensive service on University Council and several of its committees, the university’s Institutional Review Board, and the University Review Committee. She has participated in the College of Public Health’s Leadership Academy, the University’s Women’s Leadership Fellows Program, and the Public Service and Outreach Fellowship. Her national service includes editorships and leadership roles such as Chair of the Section on Law, Medicine, and Ethics of the Association of American Law Schools. 

Professor Weeks joined the UGA faculty in 2011 and was previously a Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law. An Athens native, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and her law degree summa cum laude from UGA.