Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine to Keynote U.Va. Law School's Public Service Conference

Feb. 13, 2007 -- Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Conference on Public Service and the Law, to be held on 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 on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. in Caplin Auditorium.

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. All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required to receive lunch on Saturday. 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.

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