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Law conference to focus on legal and political issues facing Georgia

The School of Law will host the fourth annual Georgia Association of Law and Politics Symposium Oct. 17 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. Seating is limited. Preregistration is encouraged before Oct. 14.

This year’s conference will focus on the impact of changes to the election dates for the upcoming November election, the potential privatization of the state’s probation system and the growth of cityhood initiatives in communities throughout Georgia.

Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, GreenLaw executive director and a 1992 Georgia Law alumna, will deliver the 12:35 p.m. keynote address, which will focus on her experiences and the interconnectedness of law and politics.

Admission to the conference is free for UGA students, faculty and staff. There is a $10 charge for all other participants attending the keynote lunch. For more information and to register, visit