UGA School of Law conference to address current political issues in Georgia


Writer: Crissinda Ponder, 706/542-5172, lawcomm@uga.edu Contact: Alan Poole, 404/314-1007, abp357@uga.edu

Athens, Ga. - A daylong conference on current issues in Georgia politics, with panel discussions on immigration, judicial budgetary issues, congressional redistricting and the recently passed Georgia Evidence Code, will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on North Campus. Hosted by the University of Georgia School of Law's Georgia Association of Law & Politics, the event will feature several members of the Georgia state legislature and its judiciary and is free and open to the public.

"Our goal is to foster a more academic discussion about important political issues that affect all Georgia citizens," second-year law student and symposium co-organizer Alan G. Poole said. "We are fortunate to have some of the most prominent figures in the state coming to address these matters."

Panelists for the event will include: Georgia State Sen. Jason J. Carter, Georgia State Sen. Hardie Davis, Georgia Court of Appeals Chief Judge John J. Ellington, Georgia State Rep. Michael J. "Mike" Jacobs, District Attorney for the Western Judicial Circuit Kenneth W. Mauldin, Georgia State Sen. Jack Murphy, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia Edward J. "Ed" Tarver and Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams, among others.

To register for breakfast and/or lunch, please send an e-mail to profdev@uga.edu by Oct. 14. For more information about the conference, please contact Alan Poole at abp357@uga.edu.