Southern justice, prisons, reform to be discussed at Emory

Oct. 3, 2012

Contact

Elaine Justice
404-727-0643 w 404-276-8263 c
elaine.justice@emory.edu

What

The Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC), a public interest student group at Emory Law School, will host "And Justice for All? Criminal Justice in the South," a conference to discuss the Southern justice system’s current practices as well as possibilities for reform.  

Who

The conference will open with remarks by keynote speaker Stephen Bright, president and senior counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights. The event also will feature three panel discussions, which will address topics such as search and seizure, prison conditions, sentencing and convictions, and rehabilitating released defendants.  

When, Where

Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Gambrell Hall, Emory Law School, 1301 Clifton Rd., Atlanta.  

Why

Organizers hope to provide participants with the opportunity to engage in a meaningful and balanced dialogue. Panelists will focus on modern flaws and reform possibilities in the American South.  

Admission, Registration

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

More Information

For more information contact conference co-chairs Anam Ismail and Steve Justus at epicconference2012@gmail.com, or call 404-727-5503.