On September 19, 2023, First Amendment Clinic director Clare Norins co-moderated a conversation with Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta, the third highest ranking member of the United States Department of Justice.

AAG Gupta, who previously worked for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the ACLU, and served as head of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, visited UGA’s campus to deliver the Judge Horace J. Johnson, Jr. Lecture on Race, Law and Policy. Topics addressed included environmental justice, policing reform, reproductive rights, and pursuing a career in public interest law. UGA School of Law Assistant Professor John Meixner co-moderated.