January 26, 2011 16:29 Age: 3 yrs

Meet the Class of 2013: Erica Eding 13L

Erica Eding 13L

From: Fort Myers, Fla.

Undergraduate institution: Flagler College

Degree: Communication with a concentration in journalism, Spanish and Latin American studies

Why Emory Law: Emory has a reputation in Florida for being an excellent law school. I am also interested in the TI:GER program.

Fun fact: I have two dachshunds, Lulu and Heidi.

Application excerpt: The roles of lawyers and journalists in society are similar. They seek to inform, check overreaching power and protect basic human rights. However, there is a categorical difference. Lawyers can be advocates in ways that the objec­tivity of journalism will not allow.

That cold and exhausting morning in Chinchero, Peru, I discovered more than just my story’s angle. I realized that the next time someone admits that his or her rights are being violated, I want to do more than simply tell their story. I want to defend them.

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