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Fifth Annual Alcohol Law Symposium Education Session Topics Announced

ALEXANDRIA, VA – 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.

Click here to register online or visit  Government and non-profit employees receive special discounted registration rates.  For hotel reservations at the Fairmont Dallas, call (800) 441-1414.  Please reference the Center for Alcohol Policy to receive the special negotiated room rate of $159 plus taxes per night for single/double occupancy.  A special per diem rate is also available for government employees.

The CAP works with state continuing legal education (CLE) boards to provide attending attorneys with CLE credits.  Nearly 40 states approved the 2011 Alcohol Law Symposium for CLE credits.

For more details about the 2012 CAP Alcohol Law Symposium, including a brochure featuring a list of speakers and schedule, visit or email


 The Center for Alcohol Policy is a 501c(3) organization whose mission is to educate policymakers, 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 or follow the Center on Twitter at

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