tephen B. Bright told School of Law graduates that the great privilege of being a lawyer is to be able to provide a helping hand to all sorts of people and lift them up in ways large and small.
He addressed the 89 candidates for juris doctor degrees and their families at the May 13 morning ceremony and was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree. Of those 89, seven earned JD/MBAs.
Bright, a professor of practice at Georgia State College of Law, spent 35 years with the Southern Center for Human Rights seeking justice for individuals facing capital punishment and for others too poor to afford legal representation. His work with the center was spotlighted in the documentary, “Finding for Life in the Death Belt.” He also has taught at Yale Law School and Georgetown Law.