Class of 2021: Mock Trial team leader has sights set on law school

Class of 2021: Mock Trial team leader has sights set on law school

 

Daria Brown

What’s your major? Do you have a minor?
Criminal Justice is my major, and I have a French minor.
 
Where are you from?
Macon, Georgia

Daria Brown works with the Mock Trial Team.
Daria Brown works with the Mock Trial Team.
Why were you interested in criminal justice?
Coming into college, I knew that I wanted to ultimately become a lawyer. I chose to pursue a criminal justice degree because I wanted to understand the sociological underpinnings of crime and deviancy to better empathize with and understand some of the people that I anticipate interacting with throughout my legal career. Once I began taking criminal justice classes, the supportive faculty, engaging material, and friendships I found were all confirmation that I had made the right decision. 
 
What was your favorite class/professor and why?
My favorite class I took was Intro to the Law with Dr. Creel in Fall 2019. I enjoyed it because of Dr. Creel’s implementation of hypotheticals—often, humorous ones—to teach complex laws and legal principles. I loved when Dr. Creel would ask us to present oral arguments on the case briefs that we had prepared based on the hypotheticals he would provide during each unit. That class made me feel as though I was learning not only important information but also necessary skills and habits that would serve me well in life.
 
What are your plans after graduation?
I plan to move back home and work full-time until Fall 2022 when I plan to attend law school. 
 
What other activities, jobs or programs have you been involved with during your time at GC?
During my time at Georgia College, I have been involved in several things that are important to me. First, I have been a member of the John E. Sallstrom Honors College and Georgia College’s Honors Student Association, Eta Sigma Alpha, since my freshman year.

Second, I was hired as an Undergraduate Peer Tutor in the Writing Center during my sophomore year, and I have enjoyed helping students develop their writing skills and encouraging them through what can be a stressful process.

Third, I am honored to serve as the President and A-Team Captain for the Georgia College Mock Trial Team. It has been the most fulfilling activity that I have been involved in during my time at Georgia College. As a team member and leader, I have experienced authentic joy and immense personal growth for which I will be forever grateful.
 
Anything else you’d like to mention?
I may be leaving Georgia College for a while, but this educational endeavor has made a lasting impact on my life, and I will always be proud to call myself a Bobcat.