October 28, 2010
ATLANTA -- This year's Georgia State University Law Review Symposium will tackle a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that's been in the news a lot lately and already is having a major impact on this year's mid-term elections: Citizens United v. FEC.
The one-day symposium will be held Friday, November 12, at the Law Offices of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP in Atlanta. In Citizens United, the Court overruled Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce and portions of McConnell v. FEC, holding bans on corporate independent campaign expenditures are unconstitutional under the First Amendment.
Specifically, the Georgia State Law Review symposium will focus on how this case reflects the intersection of First Amendment Law, Corporate Law, and Election Law. The symposium itself will feature three 90-minute panel discussions focusing on each of these discreet areas. In addition, we will have a lunch time presentation by Heather Gerken of Yale Law School and a 60-minute panel discussion focusing on the impact of the decision on the Midterm Elections.
Speakers will include:
There is no cost for attendance. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Registration at the event will begin at 8:15 a.m. The symposium starts at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Continuing Legal Education credits are available. For more information and to register, go to http://law.gsu.edu/lawreview/index/symposium.
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