The Emory Public Interest Committee Announces Their Conference Entitled “And Justice for All? Criminal Justice in the South.”

The Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC, EmoryLawSchool’s public interest student group) is delighted to announce their conference entitled “And Justice for All? Criminal Justice in the South.” The conference will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Emory University School of Law, and it will broadly track the core stages a criminal defendant goes through as s/he moves throughout the justice system: pre-trial, trial, and post-conviction. The conference seeks to engage participants in a meaningful and balanced dialogue concerning the flaws within the Southern justice system, as well as possibilities for alternatives and reform.

Following a keynote address by Stephen Bright, president and senior counsel for the Southern Center for Human Rights, the conference will feature three sets of panel discussions with topics such as search and seizure, prison conditions, and rehabilitation of released defendants. All panels will address these issues with a special emphasis on identifying existing inadequacies and possible reform within the South. The conference will address and examine the existing problems and potential for change from a wide range of perspectives, including legislators, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement officials, and judges.

Information is available on the website.

Registration is open now. There is no fee to attend (small charge for those seeking CLE credits), but registration is requested in order to plan for materials and meals. Please email conference co-chairs Anam Ismail and Steve Justus if you have any questions.