Campus News

Conference to focus on environmental law

The UGA School of Law’s 27th annual Red Clay Conference, “Balancing Public Interests and Private Rights in Environmental Law,” will begin at 9 a.m. on Feb. 27 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. Pre-registration is at

The daylong symposium will address the balance of the public interest and private rights in environmental law. Eric T. Freyfogle, who holds the Swanlund Chair of Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will deliver the keynote address at 1 p.m.

There also will be three panel sessions featuring 12 speakers with diverse backgrounds.

“There are many factors to balancing the interests of the public with the rights of individuals in regard to environmental law,” said Hunter L. Jones, conference co-organizer and a third-year law student. “The goal of this year’s conference is to address some of these issues and further advance this facet of environmental law through our keynote presentation and panel discussions.”

The event is free for members of the UGA community. The conference will offer 4.5 continuing legal education credits for attorneys at a cost of $45. All other registrants will be charged $10.

For more information, contact Jones at