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Annual conference to focus on major social justice issues

Gun control, homelessness, affirmative action and alternative courts as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights are among the issues to be addressed at the School of Law’s eighth annual Working in the Public Interest law conference.

The daylong event, which will start March 2 at 9 a.m. in Harold Hirsch Hall, is free and open to the public. However, to aid with planning, registration is requested at before Feb. 28.

“This conference seeks to highlight dynamic, creative ways to combat social injustice through the vehicle of the law,” said Cari E. Hipp, conference co-organizer and third-year law student. “We hope that by providing a forum to address social injustices, we may get one step closer to resolving major public interest law issues in the Southeast and beyond.”

The conference will conclude with an evening keynote address at the Melting Point at 295 E Dougherty St., to be followed by the school’s 28th annual Equal Justice Foundation auction.

Proceeds from the auction will support Georgia Law students who choose to take unpaid or low-paying public interest legal positions this summer.