Law Matters 2014

Lindsay Anglin (J.D. ’14)

Posted On April 10, 2014
Categories Law Matters 2014

It gives a voice to those who need it most.

The law matters because it gives a voice to the people who need it most. Whether facing discrimination by an employer, a criminal charge based on an illegal search, aggressive debt collection by creditors, or a wrongful foreclosure, the law may be the best hope… more »

Lisa Bobb (J.D. ’11)

It touches all of our daily lives in a major way.

It governs everything from our freedom to how we work and raise our families.

Understanding our laws, how they are implemented, and enforced is critical because it affects all of us in a major way.

Lisa Bobb (J.D. ’11) is an assistant solicitor-general with… more »

Michael McLaughlin (J.D. ’14)

Posted On April 10, 2014
Categories Law Matters 2014

It affects us all.

No matter your status in life, the law affects you. Last year the United States Supreme Court ruled on important issues like affirmative action, marriage equality, and voting rights. Just last week, we saw the Justices strike down overall political donations caps—a move that enhances our speech and First Amendment rights… more »

Leslie Wolf, professor of law

Posted On April 10, 2014
Categories Law Matters 2014

It helps us make good decisions at difficult times.

A hundred years ago, most people died in their homes surrounded by their families. Now, the vast majority of people die in hospitals. Their families often must make decisions about their care, because the patients are unable to do so themselves.  These decisions can be wrenching… more »

Kevin Coleman (J.D./M.B.A. ’15)

Posted On April 9, 2014
Categories Law Matters 2014

Everyone deserves an advocate.

Law Matters because everyone deserves an advocate. Each and every person and organization has certain rights under our legal system. When those rights are infringed, these same people and organizations deserve to have their position vigorously defended. Although socioeconomic factors deprive many Americans access to justice, it doesn’t diminish the fact that they deserve it. I am very proud to… more »

Robert Watts (J.D. ’14)

Posted On April 9, 2014
Categories Law Matters 2014

People matter.

Robert Watts (J.D. ’14) is editor in chief for the Georgia State University Law Review. After graduation, Watts will clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Steve C. Jones of the Northern District of Georgia and then be an associate at Jones Day.

Paige Boorman (J.D. ’05)

Posted On April 8, 2014
Categories Law Matters 2014

It holds people responsible for their actions; as a prosecutor, I give my voice to victims of crime.

Paige Boorman (J.D. ’05) is an attorney with the DeKalb County Solicitor Office. She also volunteer coaches Georgia State Law’s Student Trial Lawyers Association mock trial teams.

 
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