“The Law matters because law is a necessity for society.”
The law touches almost anything we can think of. As a society, we hate defense attorneys who defend the obviously guilty or ambulance chasers who take advantage of catastrophes. From that, we decide we hate lawyers in general. But the law and its required practitioners… more »
“The Law matters because it provides a voice for the voiceless.”
I have used my voice throughout law school to stand up for the legal rights of some of Georgia’s most undeserved people. There is great need to address inequities and public policy failures that lead to a fractured society, and I am in law… more »
“The Law matters because it is shaped by the moral values that our society holds.”
Law matters because it is shaped by the moral values that our society holds. Every attorney comes into this field of work with values that were instilled in them by their communities. This means that a person who lives in… more »
“Law matters because it can be used to empower society.”
Gerika Kelly (J.D. ’18) is an extern for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel. She has plans to pursue a tax attorney position after graduation. Kelly is a member of BLSA, and a former student attorney with the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.
“The Law matters because in the right hands, it provides an opportunity for equal justice and a second chance.”
Our criminal justice system makes it extremely difficult for offenders to make it out of the system and reintegrate back into society, but when you have the right lawyer looking out for you, there is an… more »
“The Law matters because it attempts to provide protection against illegitimate and discriminatory practices.”
Jarvarus Gresham (J.D. ’19) is a member of the Student Trial Lawyers Association and the Atlanta Bar Association’s Summer Law Internship Program selection committee. This summer, Gresham will serve as a summer associate at Baker Hostetler, LLP. This fall, he will… more »
“The Law matters because it allows for representation, protection, and interpretation.”
It is important to be advocates for those deserving of justice, and it allows these advocates to be held to a higher standard. Law can be applied to many aspects with the purpose of maintaining order and emphasizing safety.