Law Week 2016
Law Matters 2016
It Gives Everyone An Equal Opportunity.
Lucy Zhang (J.D. ’16), law clerk at Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen LLC, where she works on tax controversy… more »
It Provides a Structure for Parties to Air Grievances.
A civilized society must have a system in which aggrieved parties may seek… more »
It’s a Calling Not a Job
The law matters when it is at its best. And, it is at its best when… more »
It’s Our Opportunity to Ensure the Rules are Built Upon Principles of Integrity.
The law is a system of rules that changes… more »
It Touches Each and Every One Of Us.
Lucy Aquino (J.D. ’16), is a privacy consultant for State Farm Insurance, and a member of… more »
It Ensures Justice for All.
The law is what ensures justice for all. It helps create and maintain structure within our society.… more »
Because Of What it Makes Possible.
It Limits the Powerful
The law matters because it provides every member of our society with a set of rights and responsibilities… more »
Steven Williams (J.D. ’17) is the president of OUTlaw.
People Become Victims Everyday.
Meaghan Frankish (J.D. ’16), is a judicial assistant for Judge Shawn Ellen LaGrua (J.D. ’87) at Fulton County Superior Court,… more »
It Is a Tool Against Oppression, Discrimination, Inequality and Other Injustices.
It Helps Us Reconcile Competing Values and Goals.
Law Matters Because It Gives Everyone Access to Power
Law matters because it gives everyone access to power. As lawyers we know where… more »
Great Lawyers Can Change the World.
Manoj Mishra (J.D. ’02), director of field operations and strategic deals for North American and European Financial Institutions… more »
It Provides Certain Guidelines by Which Citizens Can Expect Their Government To Operate.
Everyone Deserves a Fair Trial.
David Douds (J.D. ’16), vice president of the Oglethorpe Legal Society, is completing an externship with Justice Robert Benham… more »
It Serves as the Great Equalizer.
The law is not perfect and I know there are many populations of American citizens who… more »
It lays out the duties and rights of a person, which enables a society to follow a democratic process and reach collective prosperity.
Law sets… more »
Everyone Has Rights Worth Protecting.
Stephanie Everett (J.D. ’02), executive director of Lawyers for Equal Justice
“You have a right to an attorney. If… more »
It Advances Health and Safety.
Timothy Lytton, distinguished university professor and professor of law
It Enhances People’s Quality of Life.
Nicole Henderson (J.D./M.S.H.A.‘17), is a Health Law Certificate student, president of the Black Law Students Association and a… more »
Keynote Address 2016
Judge López: Your Professional Reputation Starts in Law School
Doing good should permeate your entire legal career, said DeKalb County State Court Judge Dax López during the Student Bar Association keynote Wednesday during Law Week 2016.
López shared advice drawn from his extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. “When you start your career, you have to do such a good job that people cannot ignore you,” he said.
Lawyering is a tough profession; having a good attitude combined with a strong work ethic is the cornerstone of success in the legal field, he said. Students can develop a strong work ethic by volunteering for any opportunity available to them, he said. Learning by doing provides solid skills and will make you stand out.
But the learning doesn’t stop when you graduate. In this career, you always have to be willing to improve, López said. The legal field is constantly changing, which means you should constantly be learning and striving to be better. Read more>>