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UGA School of Law to host conference on civil and human rights

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia School of Law’s Georgia Law Review will host a conference exploring civil and human rights issues of today and tomorrow on Aug. 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on North Campus. The event is free and open to the public, and attendees may come and go throughout the day as needed.

The symposium, titled “Civil Rights or Civil Wants,” continues the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of UGA with panels on immigration, international civil rights, education and privacy.

“We designed each of our sessions to include experts who can speak to both sides of these important issues,” third-year law student and conference co-organizer Robert W. Jacques said. “Our goals are to jumpstart conversations about the civil rights matters that plague us today and to explore the issues that our nation face in an increasingly interconnected global society.”

Panelists include Amos Guiora, international law scholar from the University of Utah College of Law; Kevin R. Johnson, immigration law and policy expert from the University of California, Davis and dean of the UC Davis School of Law; Bertis E. Downs, general counsel for R.E.M.; and Christian Turner from Georgia Law, who specializes in the regulation of information.

For more information or to register, see Up to five continuing legal education credits are available for attorneys. The event is co-sponsored by Georgia Law’s Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy.

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