Fifth Annual Alcohol Law Sympoium Education Session Topics Announced

The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Fifth Annual Alcohol Law Symposium to be held September 9-11, 2012, at The Fairmont Dallas in Dallas, Texas, will feature educational sessions on issues currently at the forefront of alcohol law.  Each session will feature experts – including professors of alcoholic beverage law, state regulators, attorneys general, and industry officials – who will discuss and debate current alcohol laws and challenges. This annual event brings together a wide range of experts in the field of alcohol law – including state regulators, attorneys, educators, law enforcement and industry officials – to discuss and debate current alcohol laws and challenges.

Educational sessions at this year’s Symposium will include:

·         21st Amendment and Supreme Court Roundup
·         STOP Act Report
·         The Latest on Drunk Driving Issues
·         The Impact of Alcohol Regulation on Local Law Enforcement
·         Deregulation by Defunding?
·         Legal Issues Facing Alcohol Distributorships
·         Public Health and Alcohol
·         Alcohol Pricing Regulation: Domestic and Abroad

The keynote address will be delivered by Maryland Attorney General and National Association of Attorneys General President Doug Gansler, who will reflect on the role state attorneys general play in policy debates about alcohol; a state’s role under the 21st Amendment; society’s interest in fighting the abuse of alcohol, underage drinking and crime; and protecting small businesses and consumers.

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