Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School Announces State Bar of Georgia President as 2015 Commencement Speaker

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is pleased to announce that State Bar of Georgia President, Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker, will keynote the law school’s 2015 commencement.

Atlanta, GA, May 17, 2015 –(– Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) is pleased to announce Mrs. Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker, State Bar of Georgia President, as the law school’s 2015 commencement speaker. Commencement exercises are scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. on May 23, 2015 at the Georgia World Congress Center – Sidney Marcus Auditorium, Building A.

Dean Malcolm L. Morris notes,

The law school has the distinct pleasure of welcoming President Perkins-Hooker as the commencement speaker for this year’s ceremony. She is a leading luminary in the profession who has consistently demonstrated her commitment to providing access to justice for all Georgians. No doubt, her words will guide the graduates on a successful path for their future professional careers.

About Mrs. Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker

President Perkins-Hooker is the first African-American to lead the State Bar of Georgia. Perkins-Hooker has a long list of professional accomplishments. She is best known, however, for her role as general counsel and vice president for the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. where she is responsible for land acquisitions, as well as a wide range of other real estate related legal issues.

Prior to joining the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. she was a partner at Hollowell, Foster & Gepp, PC, where she led the law firm’s Commercial Real Estate Group. Perkins-Hooker is also the immediate past chair of Hosea Feed the Hungry’s Board of Directors.

Additional 2015 AJMLS Commencement Information

Tickets are not required for entry. For information regarding parking or other venue related topics, you may visit Additionally, there will be a small reception immediately following the ceremony for the graduates and their guests, faculty, staff and volunteers.

To join the commencement conversation on Twitter, follow the hashtags #AJMLSGrad and #LawGrad.

About Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School

Founded in 1933 and fully accredited by the American Bar Association, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School is Atlanta’s only stand-alone law school focused on preparing talented students for legal careers in the public and private sectors. Atlanta’s John Marshall students matriculate in a learning environment that includes exceptional faculty, accelerated externships, and intelligent learning collaboration.

The Law School academic programs consist of a Juris Doctor Program, J.D., including Full-Time, Part-Time Day and Part-Time Evening programs; as well as an Honors Program in Criminal Justice and three LL.M. programs for U.S and foreign educated attorneys. Atlanta’s John Marshall serves as a strategic resource for legal talent for small, mid-size and large law firms, corporations and public service organizations throughout the country. For more information, please visit us at
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