Working in the Public Interest Law Conference


Chris Adams, Georgia Capital Defender
Fran Ansley, University of Tennessee College of LawFollow
Susan Berkowitz, South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
Emmet Bondurant, Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLPFollow
Avi Brisman, Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless
Judith Browne, The Advancement Project
Brad Caftel, National Economic Development and Law Center
Tim Casey, Legal Momentum
Sue Colussy, Catholic Social Services
Andrea Costello, Southern Legal Counsel
Dazon Dixon Diallo, SisterLove, Inc.
Uche Egemonye, Disability Law and Policy Center
Tom Ehr, MTV Europe FoundationFollow
Anne S. Emanuel, Georgia State University College of Law
Jerry Gonzalez, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials
Edward Gresser, Progressive Policy Institute
Steve Gottlieb, Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Dan Hatcher, University of Baltimore School of Law
William Hunter, McIntosh County Public Schools
Sue Jamieson, Atlanta Legal Aid Society
Bryan Jones, Citizen affected by the Olmstead decision
Steve C. Jones, Superior Courts, Western Judicial Circuit
Jackie Knapp, Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP
Eric Kocher, Georgia Law Center for the Homeless
Nancy Lindbloom, Georgia Legal ServicesFollow
John Little, Committee for Economic Development
David Lyle, American Constitution Society of Law & Policy
Laughlin McDonald, Southern Regional ACLU
Mike Mears, Georgia Public Defender Standards Council
Alisha Morgan, Georgia House of Representatives
John Munzenmaier, Citizen affected by the Olmstead decision
Ajulo Othow Norman, Southern Rural Development Initiative
Jennifer Owens, League of Women Voters of Georgia
Joe Pierce, United Way of Northwest Louisiana
Mary Price, Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Joan Prittie, Project SafeFollow
Mae C. Quinn, University of Tennessee College of LawFollow
Teresa Roseborough, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLPFollow
Kay Scott, Planned Parenthood of Georgia
Skipper StipeMaas, Georgia Legal Services
Michael Stoops, National Coalition for the Homeless
Cindy Wang, Georgia Public Defender Standards Council
Michele Wasline, National Council of La Raza
Gerald Weber, American Civil Liberties Union of GeorgiaFollow
Jeffrey Williams, Georgia School Superintendents Association
Joan M. Yoon, Health Law Partnership
Amy Zaremba, Georgia Justice Project
John Edwards, U.S. Senate

The WIPI Conference was held April 7-8, 2006 at the University of Georgia School of Law.


Entirely student organized, WIPI seeks to bring together eminent practitioners in their respective fields, students, and faculty to discuss practical approaches to lawyering which can best serve the poor. Practical methods of challenging poverty are often not covered in traditional law school courses. This conference seeks to remedy that and provide dynamic, creative ways to combat poverty through the vehicle of the law.

advocatearticle.pdf (2210 kB)
Challenging Poverty Through Law: Exploring Ways to Make a Difference, The Advocate, Spring/Summer 2006, Vol. 40, No. 2.

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2006 WIPI Conference website

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Excerpts from John Edwards' Restoring the American Dream: Fighting Poverty and Expanding the Middle Class Keynote Address