Welcome to Atlanta, a designated World City, the capital of the state of Georgia, and one of the largest and most rapidly growing cities in the United States. As the cultural and geographical center of the American South, Atlanta is proud of its heritage and status as a progressive, diverse, and inclusive city. Emory University, one of the nation’s premier institutions of higher education, is pleased to host the 36th Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information.
The theme of this year’s annual course is Civil Rights, Human Rights, and Other Critical Issues in U.S. Law. The birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Atlanta is internationally known as a major center for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Atlanta is also a hub for the study of international human rights as home to the Carter Center, a non-profit organization established in 1982 as a partnership between Emory University and former President Jimmy Carter. Additionally, this is a crucial time in U.S. politics with the recent change in administration, especially as the changes affect the international community. The annual course will tackle these issues and more, with a special eye toward how libraries and legal information play a role.
Local Organizing Committee