Law Week 2017

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Law Matters 2017

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Malissa Patel (J.D. '18)

Malissa Patel (J.D. ’18), is the Student Bar Association vice president and a member of the PILA auction donations committee. Patel is clerking for… more »

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Jarvarus Gresham (J.D. '18)

It can level the playing field.

Jarvarus Gresham (J.D. ’18) serves at the Pro Bono & Community Service coordinator at Alston & Bird. He… more »



Keynote Address 2017

Dodson: Reforming Criminal Justice System Starts with Addressing Racism Within It

Marissa McCall Dodson

“You’re more likely to be stopped, detained, arrested, you’re more likely to be charged, you’re more likely to be sentenced, you are more likely to be sent to prison, if you are black,” said Marissa McCall Dodson, the public policy director for the Southern Center for Human Rights, during the Law Week 2017 Keynote Address.

“You’re more likely to be stopped, detained, arrested, you’re more likely to be charged, you’re more likely to be sentenced, you are more likely to be sent to prison, if you are black,” said Marissa McCall Dodson, the public policy director for the Southern Center for Human Rights, during the Law Week 2017 Keynote Address.[/caption]

The criminal justice system is racist, and until that is addressed, we will continue to have a system that doesn’t work, said Marissa McCall Dodson, the public policy director for the Southern Center for Human Rights, during the Law Week 2017 keynote.

“You’re more likely to be stopped, detained, arrested, you’re more likely to be charged, you’re more likely to be sentenced, you are more likely to be sent to prison, if you are black,” Dodson said. Read more>>