Gun control, homelessness, affirmative action and alternative courts as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights are among the issues to be addressed at Georgia Law’s Eighth Annual Working in the Public Interest Law Conference. The daylong event will take place March 2 beginning at 9 a.m. in Harold Hirsch Hall. For planning purposes, registration is requested at http://ugawipi.wordpress.com before Feb. 28.
Georgia Law’s 25th Annual Red Clay Conference will be held March 1 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall and will explore the environmental costs and benefits of sustainable business, government and energy in Georgia. For planning purposes, registration is requested at www.law.uga.edu/red-clay-conference before Feb. 27.
Congratulations to third-year law students Alessandra C. Backus and Christopher A. Knapik for receiving the top awards for the buyer side at the Southeastern Regional Transactional LawMeet, including Regional Finalist and Best Draft. The duo's victory advances them to the national level of the competition, which will take place during March.
Congratulations to third-year law students Katie A. Croghan and Mary Beth Martinez for capturing first place at the 23rd Annual National First Amendment Moot Court Competition, which took place at Vanderbilt Law School during February.
Callaway Chair Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson was quoted in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding the legality of Gov. Nathan Deal suspending local school board members. The article was written by Daarel Burnette II and Ty Tagami and appeared on 2/23/13.