Georgia Law to present symposium on 21st century policing

Thursday, January 5, 2017

UGA law school to present symposium on 21st century policing

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia School of Law’s student-edited legal journal, the Georgia Law Review, will present a conference titled “Protect and Serve: Perspectives on 21st Century Policing” on Jan. 27 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall, located on North Campus.

“Recent news coverage of policing issues – as well as changes in case law – make this a relevant time to discuss the questions created as a result of these current events,” symposium organizer and third-year law student Ann S. Carroll said. “Police practices, and the expectations of the communities in which they serve, often lead to sweeping changes in criminal law. This symposium will provide an opportunity for a diverse set of voices to discuss the intersection of criminal law and policing.”

During this daylong conference, which begins at 8:30 a.m., scholars from across the country will discuss the current and future state of policing and its convergence with criminal law. There will be three panel discussions titled “Policing: Problems, Perspectives and Remedies,” “Policing and Prosecutorial Ethics” and “Emerging Issues and Controversies.”

The symposium keynote address will be given at 3:15 p.m. in the Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom by Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Chemerinsky is the founding dean and a distinguished professor for the law school. He is the author of 10 books, including The Case Against the Supreme Court and the forthcoming books Closing the Courthouse Doors: How the Supreme Court Made Your Rights Unenforceable and Renewing Free Speech on College Campuses. He is the author of more than 200 law review articles, and he contributes frequently to newspapers across the United States. In 2014, National Jurist named Chemerinsky the most influential person in legal education in the country.

The conference is open to the public and free to attend for UGA students, staff and faculty. Members of the public may attend for a cost of $12, which includes lunch. For attorneys, six continuing legal education credits, including one ethics hour, are available at a total cost of $80. Registration is required at https://estore.uga.edu/C27063_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=152&CATID=680.

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Writer: Lona Panter, 706-542-5172, lonap@uga.edu 
Contact: Ann S. Carroll, 713-202-3162, ann.carroll25@uga.edu

UGA School of Law
Consistently regarded as one of the nation’s top public law schools, Georgia Law was established in 1859. Its accomplished faculty includes authors of some of the country’s leading legal scholarship. The school offers three degrees – the Juris Doctor, the Master of Laws and the Master in the Study of Law – and is home to the Dean Rusk International Law Center. Georgia Law is proud of its long tradition of providing first-rate legal training for future leaders who will serve state and nation in both the public and private sectors. For more information, see www.law.uga.edu.