School of Law to host conference on civil and human rights


Writer: Cindy H. Rice, 706/542-5172, cindyh@uga.edu Contact: Jennifer Case and Robert Jacques, 678/642-3141, glrsymposium@uga.edu

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia School of Law's Georgia Law Review will host a conference exploring civil and human rights issues of today and tomorrow. The event will take place Aug. 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on North Campus. The event is free and open to the public, and attendees may come and go throughout the day, as needed.

The symposium, entitled "Civil Rights or Civil Wants," continues the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of desegregation at UGA with panels on immigration, international civil rights, education and privacy.

"We designed each of our sessions to include experts who can speak to both sides of these important issues," third-year law student and conference co-organizer Robert W. Jacques said. "Our goals are to jumpstart conversations about the civil rights matters that plague us today and to explore the issues that our nation faces in an increasingly interconnected global society."

Panelists include international law scholar Amos Guiora from the University of Utah College of Law; immigration law and policy expert Dean Kevin R. Johnson from the University of California, Davis, School of Law; general counsel for R.E.M. Bertis E. Downs; and Christian Turner from Georgia Law, who specializes in the regulation of information.

For more information, or to register, please visit www.law.uga.edu/glrsymposium. Up to five continuing legal education credits are available for attorneys. The event is co-sponsored by Georgia Law's Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy.