Center for Alcohol Policy Alcohol Law Symposium Begins This Sunday

Program Topics Include Issues Surrounding Alcohol Law, Regulation and Litigation

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Second Annual Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Alcohol Law Symposium, to be held October 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, will feature insightful panels by current and former alcohol regulators who will discuss the challenges they currently face in defending state liquor laws under the 21st Amendment. Registration is still available at

Assistant attorneys generals from several states that have been involved in litigation regarding the 21st Amendment will participate on a panel and discuss challenges to state-based alcohol regulation and state laws.

“Challenges to state-based alcohol regulation are very real in states across the country,” said CAP Advisory Council Chair and former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro. “The Center is excited to provide this opportunity for regulators, legal scholars, attorneys general, public health community and industry and others to engage in an open dialogue.”

The Alcohol Law Symposium includes ten educational sessions, and topics include the history of U.S. alcohol regulation; the intersection of alcohol supplier contracts and state alcohol laws; an examination of federal; and state trade practice laws and liquor liability laws.

Another session will discuss the effects of the increasing globalization of the alcohol business and what changes might be in store for U.S. alcohol regulation.  Experts from the alcohol industry, the media, the public and state regulators will share lessons learned from overseas alcohol regulation and explore future trends and challenges on the horizon.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are being offered by almost all states for those attending the Symposium. A full listing of states that have approved CLE credits as well as more details on speakers, education session topics, registration information and the full Symposium agenda can be found at Reduced registration fees are available for government and nonprofit registrants.

CONTACT: Amy Foster;; (703) 519-3090
The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501 c (3) organization whose mission is to educate policy makers, regulators and the public about alcohol, its uniqueness and regulation.  By conducting sound and scientific-based research and implementing initiatives that will maintain the appropriate state-based regulation of alcohol, the Center promotes safe and responsible consumption, fights underage drinking and drunk driving and informs key entities about the effects of alcohol consumption.  For more information, visit


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