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School of Law conference to address current political issues in Georgia

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 Oct. 22 beginning at 10 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall.

Hosted by the School of Law’s Georgia Association of Law and Politics, the conference, which is open free to the public, will feature several members of the Georgia state legislature and its judiciary.

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

Panelists include Georgia State Sen. Jason J. Carter; Georgia State Sen. Hardie Davis; John J. Ellington, chief judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals; Georgia State Rep. Michael J. “Mike” Jacobs; Kenneth W. Mauldin, district attorney for the Western Judicial Circuit; Georgia State Sen. Jack Murphy; Edward J. “Ed” Tarver, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia; and Tommie Williams, president pro tempore of the Georgia Senate, among others.

To register for breakfast and/or lunch, send an email to by Oct. 17. For more information about the conference, email Poole at