Monday, January 29, 2007

Road Trip: "Working in the Public Interest" Conference at UGA March 30-31 is Free and Loaded

[This is excerpted from information sent by UGA in Athens.  This conference is free to most registrants, and open to students/profs/practitioners.  Note that the link so far provides only 2006 information (and says it is "closed," but it is not), so watch it fresh for updated registration and hotel info for 2007. Athens housing may be free for students attending on a road trip.  Sounds like a great idea.  --Alan Childress]

The University Of Georgia School Of Law cordially invites you to attend the Second Annual "Working in the Public Interest: Challenging Poverty through Law " conference on March 30-31, 2007.

The conference commences on Friday, March 30 with our keynote speaker, Stephen B. Bright, President of the Southern Center for Human Rights.  On Saturday, March 31 we will have an entire day of panels and roundtable discussions with speakers drawn from all parts of the country.

        This year we will be offering CLE credits for a small registration fee.   We can also arrange free housing for student attendees who would like to stay with other students here in Athens. 

        Panel discussions include: 

"What is Public Interest Law and Why Do We Care?" (Plenary)
"Universal Health Care: Political Priority or Pipe Dream?"
"Sheltering the Poor: Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis Through Government and Community Initiatives"
"The Immigrant Narrative: Day to Day Struggles of Legal and Illegal Immigrants in America Through the Lens of State Social Services and Health Care Access, Labor Laws, and the Scope of Legal Aid"
"Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Responses: What Works?"
"Felon Disenfranchisement: How States are Mandating Change and Restoring Voting Rights"

"Are Labor Unions Obsolete?" (Workers' Rights Panel)

        Roundtable topics include:

Public Defenders and District Attorneys

Governmental service and the public sector
Grassroots organizations and faith based charities
Pro bono work in the private sector
Financing a public interest career
Non-traditional law practice

Impact litigation and lobbying

        ....Registration will be available online in a few weeks, at our website:

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