Feb. 28 – Working in the Public Interest (WIPI) Conference

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The WIPI Conference is one of the signature public interest events on the law school calendar. It consistently receives excellent reviews for the quality of its speakers, draws a wide range of practitioners from Georgia and beyond, and presents a great opportunity to explore current public interest issues in depth.

The Conference will take place throughout the day on Saturday, February 28, with 4 discussion panels on a variety of issues including immigration law, dispute resolution and mediation, human trafficking, and the cost of civil penalties and criminal procedures.  The Conference is FREE for UGA students, faculty, and staff to attend and $12 for non-UGA students, faculty, and staff. For attorneys, we are offering a total of 5 CLE hours at $20/hour or the whole conference for $100.  Lunch is included.

Entirely student organized, Working in the Public Interest (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. WIPI feels the social history, political climate, and economic conditions of Southeast are unique, and hopes 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.

For more information, and to register, visit http://www.law.uga.edu/wipi

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