January 26, 2011 16:21 Age: 3 yrs

Meet the Class of 2013: Elizabeth Redpath 13L

Elizabeth Redpath 13L
Woodruff Scholar

From: High Point, N.C.

Undergraduate institution: Davidson College, 2004

Degree: English

Why Emory Law: I have called Atlanta home for six years now. I want to practice law in Atlanta and ultimately find a way to impact ongoing civil rights struggles throughout the Southeast. I am at Emory Law because of its national reputation, the open-door policy of renowned legal minds who genuinely care about teaching and the remarkable talent and diversity of my classmates.

I am incredibly proud to be a member of the Class of 2013. I think everyone knows that we are a uniquely large class. From what I have seen so far, we also are uniquely ambitious, uniquely passionate, uniquely aware of how the legal profession is evolving, and uniquely committed to finding a niche that will not compro­mise our individual values and priorities.

Fun fact: I spend no less than 30 minutes per day in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. Whether running, walking, playing Ultimate Frisbee, cooking out or attending a festival, you never know what or who you will encounter in Piedmont Park—the best urban park in America (seriously!).

Application excerpt: As the younger sister of a severely disabled woman, I have felt the tangential impact of laws that fall short of protecting and valuing some of our most vulnerable citizens. And as a gay woman, I have felt the direct impact of intolerance, ignorance and the consequences of a manifestly conjoined church and state. I have brimmed with rage, lost my voice at political rallies, regained my voice as a fledgling activist and on more than one occasion, struggled to maintain equanimity. Whether I am fighting for my sister or fighting for myself, I find myself fighting flawed laws, and I am well aware that ammunition is the product of education.

Read the full essay at www.law.emory.edu/fall10/Redpath.

Watch a video at www.youtube.com/EmorySchoolofLaw/Redpath.

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