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Justice Breyer To Speak At U.Va. Public Interest Law Conference

February 23, 2004 -- U. S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will give the keynote address at the Fifth Annual Conference on Public Service and the Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. The two-day, student–organized symposium draws attorneys and government officials together to survey the status of legal issues relating to social justice.The conference will begin Friday evening Feb. 27 with workshops designed to help law students find public service employment. Breyer will deliver the event’s keynote address Saturday, Feb. 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the Law School’s Caplin Auditorium.

The conference features panel discussions on wide-ranging topics including reformation of federal judicial appointments and the success of President Bush’s No Child Left Behind education program. Other panels will deal with issues such as abortion litigation, the regulation of animals used in research, and how to balance privacy interests and security concerns after September 11. All panel discussions will take place on Saturday, Feb. 28. Last year’s conference drew more than 500 participants from law schools across the eastern United States.

For more information, email conference co-chairs Trent Packer tp8w@virginia.edu or Carrie Apfel cfa5u@virginia.edu or visit the conference Website at www.student.virginia.edu/~law-conf/2004.

Contact: Mike Marshall, (434) 924-3581

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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