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UGA School of Law conference to address current political issues in Georgia

Athens, Ga. – 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, starting at 10 a.m. in the University of Georgia Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on North Campus. Hosted by the School of Law’s Georgia Association of Law and Politics, the event will feature several members of the Georgia state legislature and its judiciary. The event is free and open to the public.

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

Panelists for the event will include Georgia State Sen. Jason J. Carter, Georgia State Sen. Hardie Davis, Georgia Court of Appeals Chief Judge John J. Ellington, Georgia State Rep. Michael J. “Mike” Jacobs, District Attorney for the Western Judicial Circuit Kenneth W. Mauldin, Georgia State Sen. Jack Murphy, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia Edward J. “Ed” Tarver and Georgia Senate President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams, among others.

To register for breakfast and/or lunch, send an email to by Oct. 14. For more information about the conference, contact Alan Poole at

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