Law Week 2014

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Law Matters 2014

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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.

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Michael McLaughlin (J.D. '14)

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 »

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Leslie Wolf, professor of law

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 »

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Kevin Coleman (J.D./M.B.A. ’15)

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 »

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Robert Watts (J.D. '14)

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… more »

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Paige Boorman (J.D. ’05)

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… more »

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Will Arnold (J.D. ’15)

The rights you don’t assert are often ones that you waive.

Will Arnold (J.D. ’15) is from Vine City, Ga., and works to preserve the… more »

Linda DiSantis (J.D. ’88)

Linda DiSantis (J.D. ’88)

… It makes a difference in people’s lives in the changing global economy By Linda DiSantis (J.D. ’88)

Why law matters to me encompasses two… more »

Sally Yates Headlines Law Week 2014

Sally Quillian Yates, the first woman to serve as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, kicked off Law Week on April 7, at Georgia State University College of Law.

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.”

 
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