Law Week 2014
Law Matters 2014
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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.… more »
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.
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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… more »
It helps gain access to benefits.
Health law matters because lawyers help disabled children gain access to benefits to ensure they thrive.
Lisa Radtke Bliss,… more »
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… more »
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… more »
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… more »
It touches everyone in society.
The law matters because it touches everyone in society. From the young to the elderly and everyone in between as… more »
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… more »
The rights you don’t assert are often ones that you waive.
Will Arnold (J.D. ’15) is from West Atlanta, and works to preserve the… more »
It ensures justice for all.
Law matters because it ensures justice for all. All ages, all colors, all creeds. All sizes, all sexes.… more »
… It provides everyone a voice!
Sally Yates Headlines Law Week 2014
Yates was the keynote speaker at the Monday luncheon sponsored by the Student Bar Association at 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 100 of the Urban Life Building. Nominated by President Barack Obama in 2010, she has spent most of her career in public service, including 22 years of prosecutorial experience with the U.S. Attorney’s office. Yates was lead prosecutor in the Atlanta prosecution of Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph.
“In talking to colleagues at other schools, I’ve noticed that we have an environment of camaraderie and community that is unmatched in this city, and Law Week is one of the many ways we illustrate that.”
—Stephen Adams (J.D. ’14), SBA Law Week organizer
“The Student Bar Association is thrilled that Sally Yates is joining us for Law Week this year,” says Michelli Rivera (J.D. ’14), SBA president. “Yates’ expansive litigation experience and dedication to public service is a perfect fit for Georgia State Law.”
The Student Bar Association and student organizations hold events during Law Week to educate, entertain and engage classmates. An annual tradition, the week is an extension of Law Day, celebrated nationally as a day of dedication to the principle of government under law established in 1958 by President Dwight Eisenhower.
“Law Week is such a great time for the college to come together and really celebrate what makes Georgia State Law unique in the legal community,” says Stephen Adams (J.D. ’14), this year’s organizer. “In talking to colleagues at other schools, I’ve noticed that we have an environment of camaraderie and community that is unmatched in this city, and Law Week is one of the many ways we illustrate that.”