FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATLANTA (April 16, 2015) -- Clark Atlanta University (CAU) will hold the second annual Law Day to examine the topic of race, crime and law on Monday, April 20, at 3 p.m. in the Bishop Cornelius L. Henderson Student Center.
The keynote speaker, attorney Patrise Perkins-Hooker, is vice president and general counsel for Atlanta Beltline Inc. and the first African-American to serve as president of the State Bar of Georgia in its 50-year history. A member of the Bar since 1984, she was installed as president-elect of the 45,000-member organization on June 22, 2014.
With Atlanta Beltline, Perkins-Hooker is responsible for all legal matters, including general corporate transactions, corporate governance, compliance and risk management, along with a wide variety of real estate-related matters, including transactional work and negotiations. A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Emory University Law and Business Schools, she is very active with community service organizations.
Special guest panelists also include prominent alumni of the University:
•Judge Glenda Hatchett, the Hatchett Firm
•Dean Robert Schapiro, Emory School of Law
•Judge Clarence Cooper (CC '64), U.S. District Court – Northern District of Georgia
•Judge Marvin Arrington (CC '63)
•Attorney Sonja Brown (CAU '95)
•Attorney Antavius Weems (CAU '95, '98)
The panel also will address preparedness for law school admission for those interested in the legal profession. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 404-880-8892.
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