News Release: Law

Sep. 28,  2009

Economic Migration in Georgia Focus of Emory Law Conference

The Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) of Emory Law School will host its sixth annual conference, titled "Expendable People?: A Human Rights Perspective on the Impact of Global Economic Migration on Georgia," at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Emory Law’s Tull Auditorium, 1301 Clifton Rd.

The conference will examine the human rights issues that accompany global economic migration and how these issues affect the greater Georgia community. Speakers and panelists will focus on three key aspects of economic migration: human trafficking, the guest-worker program and the undocumented workforce.

David Bacon, activist, photojournalist and author of the recently published book, "Illegal People," will deliver the morning keynote address. Other presenters include Emory Law professor Polly Price and Kirsten Widner of Emory’s Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic. A complete list of speakers and panelists is available.

The conference is free and open to the public, though registration is required. Practicing attorneys can receive up to three credits of Georgia Continuing Legal Education credit.

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