January 19, 2010 14:36 Age: 4 yrs

LAWS Conference Explores Opportunities for Women in the Law

Louise Sams, executive vice president and general counsel for Turner Broadcasting System Inc., will deliver the keynote lecture at a conference hosted by the Legal Association for Women Students (LAWS) at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Emory Law. The conference, ďA Spectrum of Opportunities,Ē features six panels offering a range of perspectives on how women can succeed in the legal field while balancing both work and personal obligations.

The conference is free and open to the public, though registration is required. Georgia CLE credit is available for practicing attorneys at $10 per credit hour, payable via cash or check at the conference.

Sams, who will give the keynote address at lunch, oversees Turner Broadcasting Systemís legal matters worldwide and directs a staff of nearly 80 lawyers.

During the remainder of the day, conference participants can attend various panels featuring attorneys from large law firms, government-related practices and public interest organizations. Panel topics include Developing Leadership, The Path to Public Interest and Navigating the Economic Downturn.

The Legal Association for Women Students is a student organization at Emory Law that encourages increased awareness and discussion of legal issues concerning women and challenges facing women in the law. The conference is sponsored in part by the Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC).

For more information or to register, visit www.law.emory.edu/lawsconference.

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