Upcoming Conferences


2013 Randolph W. Thrower Symposium

"Managing Liability and Reassessing Practices in Local & International Contexts"

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
Emory University School of Law
Tull Auditorium
The Hon. Alex Kozinski
, chief judge of the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, will deliver the keynote speech.
The four panels include:

  • "Privatizing Justice: Shifting Adjudication out of the Judiciary"
  • "Privatizing State and Local Governments: Accountability and Reassessing Public Services"
  • "Privatized Components of Health Law: Medical Malpractice and Health Care"
  • "Privatization Abroad: Conflicts, Contractors and Immunity

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Register online (through Feb. 3)

2013 LAWS Annual Conference

"The Changing Face of Reproductive Privacy"

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Emory University School of Law

Sarah Weddington, one of the litigators who represented Roe in Roe v. Wade, will be this year's keynote speaker. The 2013 LAWS Conference will focus on legal issues surrounding reproductive privacy. Reproductive privacy has recently resurged among the student body in light of the 40th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade. Women in our academic community would like to learn more about Roe’s historical impact, the current manifestation of the doctrine, and the future implication for reproductive privacy cases.
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10th Annual Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal Symposium

Thursday, February 28, 2013
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Emory University School of Law, Tull Auditorium

  • Corporate panel, focused on municipal bankruptcies
  • Consumer panel, focused on the fiduciary exceptions to discharge with a focus on defalcation

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Register online
(through Feb.24) Registration by cash or check is also available the day of the symposium.
If you are an attorney employed by a named sponsor, please contact Yvana Mols to register

The Evolution of the Fourth Amendment

Thursday, February 21


Emory Law Criminal Law Society 
Public, but $15 registration required 
CLE credit available (cost covered by registration fee)


The Emory Law Criminal Law Society presents a discussion on the recent evolution of the Fourth Amendment with Alan C. Harvey 77L, a judge in the Magistrate Court of DeKalb County. Harvey often deals with warrants and search issues, and will address the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in U.S. v. Jones and the pending Florida v. Jardines case. Three other Emory Law alums, Robert Rubin 86L, Elizabeth Markowitz 90L and Jason Saliba 95L will discuss the impact of recent Fourth Amendment issues on the criminal justice system during a panel moderated by Emory Law Professor Kay Levine. Topics include government use of information generated by cell phone towers to track individuals, and whether police officers can extend a search incident to arrest to a personal cell phone or electronic device.


Moving Forward: The Future of the International Criminal Court in Light of Recent Developments

Tuesday, February 26

Emory International Law Review
Free, but registration required 
CLE credit available ($50) 

This year’s symposium features the David J. Bederman Lecture and keynote address by U.S. Ambassador-at-Large Stephen J. Rapp. Since his appointment by President Barack Obama in 2009, Rapp has led the Office of Global Criminal Justice in the U.S. Department of State. Prior to his appointment, Rapp was prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and led the prosecutions of former Liberian President Charles Taylor and others for atrocities committed during that country’s civil war. Rapp’s office won the first convictions for recruiting child soldiers, sexual slavery and forced marriages as crimes under international humanitarian law. 

The symposium also features a special presentation by Julian Nicholls 92L, United Nations trial attorney, and expert panels on impunity, positive complementarity, restorative and retributive justice, and the United States' stance on the ICC. More >