Emory Report
October 15, 2007
Volume 60, Number 7

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October 15, 2007
O’Connor to discuss judicial impartiality at law conference

By Tim hussey

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will visit Emory School of Law Friday, Oct. 19, to convene a conference on “A Fair and Impartial Judiciary.” The conference will gather leaders from the legal and business communities to discuss judicial impartiality, independence and accountability, judicial selection, and media coverage of the judiciary. O’Connor will give a keynote address.

The purpose of the conference is to provide members of the business and legal communities the opportunity to explore the increasingly rancorous partisanship of judicial elections and to develop recommendations for improvement. O’Connor, who served on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1981 to 2006 as the first female associate justice, continues to speak on the importance of judicial independence and impartiality.

“A Fair and Impartial Judiciary” is sponsored by Emory Law, Goizueta Business School and other Georgia law and business schools, and is supported by the Georgia Bar Foundation and Justice Served Inc.

All events are free and open to the public and will take place in the law school’s Tull Auditorium. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are eligible for 4.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit for their participation.

For more information contact Eadie Bridges at 404-727-6940. Visit www.law.emory.edu for a detailed agenda of the conference.