Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) was a proud sponsor and participant in the 16th annual Youth and the Law Summit on April 15, 2023 at the State Bar of Georgia. This event, organized in partnership with Fulton County Juvenile Court, Gate City Bar Association, Youth Spark, and Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, brought together over 60 teenagers and 20+ parents under the theme of “The Courage to be Uncommon.” The summit was hosted by Fulton County Juvenile Court Judge Renata Turner, a former AJMLS administrator. and co-chaired by Darrick McDuffie, Senior Counsel at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, and Dr. J.L Wyatt-Keyton, Executive Director of Career Services and Professional Development at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.
The event aimed to create an open dialogue for teens and parents to learn about their legal rights, access community resources, discuss solutions, and exchange information on what they need to be successful. The summit featured a panel discussion with Gary L. Davis, Sr. of Next Level Boys Academy, Young Dro with It Still Takes A Village, along with parent Wykehlia Stanley, and attorney Will Arnold. Also at this year’s summit were the esteemed C.J. Stewart, Julious George, Marlo Prioleau, Lisa Thomas, and Lashawnda Woods-Roberts.
The annual Youth and the Law Summit is an essential platform for empowering young people and parents to access the resources they need to succeed. With the support of organizations like AJMLS, this event serves as a bridge between youth and legal tools that they can use to create brighter futures. The school is proud to be a part of this fantastic group and remains committed to empowering the next generation of leaders.