Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine to Keynote Public Service Conference Schedule(full schedule)
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine will deliver the keynote address at this year's Conference on Public Service and the Law, to be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17, at the Law School. Founded by law students eight years ago, the conference brings together students, citizens, and attorneys to discuss current public interest legal issues. Kaine will deliver his address Saturday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. in Caplin Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required to receive lunch on Saturday.
Saturday's panels focus on affirmative action in K-12 schools, U.S. detainee policy, immigration reform, education vouchers, sexual assault in the criminal justice system, pension law and the future of retirement funding, welfare reform, and corporate responsibility. Friday's events, including a workshop on international public service careers and a panel on the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, center on international accountability for social justice.
The conference, which has hosted more than 1,700 participants and 275 panelists since its inception, draws students and speakers from across the country. There is no cost to register and students attending from other law schools are offered free housing with Law School students during their stay. The conference's workshops are designed to help students learn about public service law careers, while the panels are designed to facilitate discussion on key public interest legal issues.
|FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16|
|International Accountability for Social Justice|
|4:00-5:15 pm||International Public Service Workshop(WB126)|
Never Again: The Humanitarian Crisis in Darfur(WB126)
Conference Dinner(Caplin Pavilion)
Robert Grey, Partner, Hunton & Williams, Former ABA President
Invited guests only
|SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17|
|8:00-10:00 am||Registration Continued(Clay Hall)|
|10:30-11:00 am||Seating for the Keynote Address(Caplin Auditorium)|
|11:00 am-12:00 pm||
Keynote Address(Caplin Auditorium)
The Hon. Timothy M. Kaine
Governor of Virginia
Workshops and Student Lunch
|5:00-6:00 pm||Closing Reception(Bagel Lounge)|
Founded in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Consistently ranked among the top law schools, Virginia is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service.