Candidates share passion for law with Mid-South students - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Candidates share passion for law with Mid-South students

The seminar at Southwest Tennessee Community College attracted freshman and sophomores from the New Consortium of Law and Business. The seminar at Southwest Tennessee Community College attracted freshman and sophomores from the New Consortium of Law and Business.

(WMC) – The top candidates seeking Shelby County residents' vote for the district attorney's office spoke to high school students about their passion for the law on Wednesday.

Shelby County DA Amy Weirich and Judge Joe Brown were featured speakers at a special seminar for high school students interested in careers in the justice system.

The seminar, which was held at Southwest Tennessee Community College, attracted freshman and sophomores from the downtown Memphis charter school, New Consortium of Law and Business. Students are like sophomore Asia Knox were there. She wants to become a judge or an attorney.

"I wanted to learn more about law and business like what should I do to get into those fields to become a lawyer or get into the criminal justice fields," Asia said.

During the seminar, students heard from two people who have years of experience in the justice system: Judge Joe Brown and current DA Amy Weirich. Brown is preparing to run against Weirich for district attorney.

"We all work together every day to make sure that we are doing our job, which is to reserve to do our job, which is to pursue the guilty and protect the innocent," said Weirich.

Both speakers encouraged students to work hard and develop careers in the justice field.

"This is an interesting field that you have picked," Brown said. "It's probably the one that is most central to it, is to be an American."

Topics ranged from defending the constitution to prosecuting those who would abuse it. It was quite a lesson and something the future voters say they will never forget.

Copyright 2014 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Roy Moore responds after Senate loss to Doug Jones

    Roy Moore responds after Senate loss to Doug Jones

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:58 PM EST2017-12-14 03:58:33 GMT
    (Source: Moore campaign)(Source: Moore campaign)

    Roy Moore has released a statement following his loss to Senator-elect Doug Jones in Tuesday's election.  Moore released a video to the people of Alabama. The transcript is below: Tomorrow, my wife and I will celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. I want to thank her and all my family, for standing with me through this long and arduous campaign. And of course, I want to thank all of you who have stood with me in this very important battle for the future of our country. We ...

    More >>

    Roy Moore has released a statement following his loss to Senator-elect Doug Jones in Tuesday's election.  Moore released a video to the people of Alabama. The transcript is below: Tomorrow, my wife and I will celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. I want to thank her and all my family, for standing with me through this long and arduous campaign. And of course, I want to thank all of you who have stood with me in this very important battle for the future of our country. We ...

    More >>
  • College student arrested; tried to trade chicken alfredo, Sprite for sex

    College student arrested; tried to trade chicken alfredo, Sprite for sex

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:38 PM EST2017-12-13 20:38:04 GMT

    Youngstown State University student Albert Maruna was caught red-handed and arrested this week after he allegedly attempted to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover officer.  

    More >>

    Youngstown State University student Albert Maruna was caught red-handed and arrested this week after he allegedly attempted to have sex with a 15-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover officer.  

    More >>
  • Dan Johnson: KY State Rep. kills himself in Bullitt County

    Dan Johnson: KY State Rep. kills himself in Bullitt County

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-12-14 04:29:43 GMT

    Kentucky state representative "Pope" Dan Johnson has committed suicide, days after a report surfaced alleging he assaulted a teenage girl in 2013.

    More >>

    Kentucky state representative "Pope" Dan Johnson has committed suicide, days after a report surfaced alleging he assaulted a teenage girl in 2013.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly