Last updated on: 11/27/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Afi S. Johnson-Parris, JD Biography

Title:
Associate Attorney with Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Felons Who Have Completed Their Sentence (Incarceration, Probation, and Parole) Be Allowed to Vote?"
Reasoning:

“This Note’s purpose is to undermine the claim that social contract theory is an appropriate justification for felon disenfranchisement, because the contract itself is unconscionable…. the franchise should be returned to unincarcerated felons so that they may be whole and free parties to the social contract.”

Virginia Law Review , 2003

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate, Kilpatrick Stockton LLP. Her practice area is listed as “environmental law.”
  • Former Law Clerk Intern, Honorable James H. Michael, Jr., Senior U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia
  • Former Editorial Board Member, the Virginia Law Review and the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology
  • Former President, Black Law Students Association
  • Member, Raven Society
  • Former U.S. Air Force Communication Computer Systems Analysis Officer (planned and conducted tests on software for communication satellites)
Education:
  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2002
  • MBA, Technology Management, University of Phoenix at Southern Colorado, 1998
  • BBA, Computer Information Systems, University of Miami, 1994
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does the Social Contract Theory Present a Valid Reason for Felon Disenfranchisement?