Law School to Host Symposium On Regionalism

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: February 17, 1999 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The potential and the problems associated with regionalism will be the focus of a symposium to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 6 in 104 O'Brian Hall on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

"Regionalism: Promise and Problems" will be sponsored by the UB Law School and the Buffalo Law Review.

Topics to be discussed will be "The Structure of the Regional Community," "Regional Government: Theory and Practice" and "Regionalism and Race."

The symposium will bring together a diverse group of experts on local government to help government reformers understand the special problems of local government and the social structures that underlie the political system.

Participating in the program will be Gerald Frug, Harvard University Law School; Alex Anas, UB Department of Economics; Georgette Poindexter, University of Pennsylvania Law School; M. David Gelfand, Tulane University Law School; Richard Thompson Ford, Stanford University Law School; Richard Briffault, Columbia University Law School; Patricia Petersen, University of Toronto; Scott Bollens, University of California at Irvine, and Thomas Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania.

The program, free for students, will be open to the public for a $25 registration fee. The registration deadline is Feb. 27.

Symposium proceedings will be published in a special symposium issue of the Buffalo Law Review. To reserve a copy of the special issue or to register for the symposium, call David J. Hoffman at (716) 645-2059.

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