Entirely student organized, WIPI seeks to bring together eminent practitioners in their respective fields, students, and faculty to discuss practical approaches to lawyering which promote social justice and human rights for all. This conference seeks to highlight dynamic, creative ways to combat social injustice through the vehicle of the law. WIPI is committed to institutionalizing a public interest law conference in the Southeast. We feel the social history, political climate, and economic conditions of Southeast are unique, and we hope that by providing a forum to address persistent social injustices we may get one step closer to resolving the major public interest law issues in the Southeast.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
9:00-10:00 Registration & Breakfast
10:00-11:30 Welcome & General Plenary
A Higher Calling: The Importance of Pro Bono Efforts in the Legal Profession
11:45-1:00 Panel Session 1
Disproving the Myths of Poverty and Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness
Shades of Gray: The Future of Affirmative Action in Higher Education
1:00-2:00 Networking Lunch
2:00-3:15 Panel Session 2
Out of the District and Into the Towns: Local Efforts to Protect LGBTQ Rights
Thinking Outside the Bars: Examining All the Options in Sentencing
3:30-4:45 Closing Panel
The Safety is Off: Is it Time to Pull the Trigger On Gun Control Legislation?
Networking Reception & Awards Ceremony
Equal Justice Fellowship Auction
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