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Law school to host security conference


The School of Law’s Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law will host a daylong conference on international energy security
Feb. 3 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the event is free and open to the public. 

“Striking the Right Balance: Energy Security in International Law” will touch on international energy governance issues, regulatory law in the renewable energy sector, nuclear safety law and nuclear waste legal regimes post-Fukushima.

Discussing these topics will be a mix of policymakers, academics and practitioners representing U.S. and foreign perspectives. William C. Ostendorff, commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will give the keynote address. 

“Energy security is a complex, multi-faceted and pressing legal issue that encompasses a range of economic and security interests,” said Halley E. Espy, third-year law student and conference organizer. “Through the conference dialogue, the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law hopes to achieve a better sense of what the right balance is in managing the competing concerns that fall under the umbrella of energy security and how to best move forward for effective international cooperation on energy issues.”

To register for lunch, visit and fill out the online form by Jan. 31. This event is co-sponsored by the school’s Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy.