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Upholding the law - Alumni Profiles
June 2014 Issue
For many law students at the University of Georgia, receiving a high-paying job at a top firm in Atlanta after graduation sounds like a dream come true. However, Francys Johnson (JD ’04) had a different idea. Since graduating from UGA, Johnson has not only started his own successful law firm in Statesboro, but has also made his way to the top of the Georgia chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, of which he was named president in October. Johnson says the transition from law student to civil rights advocate was a natural one. “The law is a tool to bring order out of the chaos of human relationships. When injustice is engrained into the law, instead of being an instrument of order it becomes an instrument which inserts further chaos,” Johnson says. “That’s what attracted me to the organization: its use of the law as a tool of redressing inequality, the success it has had over …
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