UGA Law Conference: “Working in the Public Interest: Challenging Poverty Through Law” on April 7 & 8

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The University of Georgia School of Law, the Student Bar Association, and the American Constitution Society are pleased to present: “Working in the Public Interest: Challenging Poverty Through Law”

This first annual conference will take place on April 7-8 in Athens, GA. The conference will commence with this keynote address: “Restoring the American Dream: Fighting Poverty and Expanding the Middle Class” by former U.S. Senator John Edwards at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 7. Limited seating is available; please register online here.

Breakfast will begin at 8:00 a.m., followed by a day of panels, lunch roundtable discussions, and an afternoon career networking reception.

    Panel topics include:

Issues Impacting Economic Security for Low-Income Women and Their Children
Accessing the Ballot: The New Voter ID Law and How it Affects the Poor
Vigilante Justice: Meeting Poverty at America’s Borders
State Policies in the South: Restrictions on Reproductive Autonomy for Low Income Women
A Different Kind of Justice: Problems and Possibilities for Indigent Defense
Civil Gideon: Why Don’t We Have a Right to Legal Counsel in Civil Cases?
Trends in Community Economic Development Work: What’s Next?
Capital Punishment: A Discussion Over a Moratorium
Pleasing the People: The Politics of Poverty

Visit this website for updated speaker information. For questions, contact: To sign up for the conference, register online here.

The event is completely FREE for all attendees. Please note that priority registration ends on March 31, 2006.

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