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Attorney General Steve Marshall to speak at TROY

April 5, 2019

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall will speak at Troy University on Thursday, April 18, as part of the Gibson Vance Distinguished Lecturer Series.

Endowed thanks to a donation from TROY Board of Trustees member Gibson Vance, the Gibson Vance Distinguished Lecturer Series gives students interested in a career in law a chance to hear from the field’s most influential figures.

Marshall’s lecture takes place at 2 p.m. in Hawkins Hall Room 122.

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Attorney General Steve Marshall

“The purpose of establishing the lecture series was to bring some of the best lawyers around the country to the Troy Campus, because we have numerous students who have the desire to become attorneys,” Vance said. “[Marshall] is the epitome of public service. He left a lucrative law practice because he had the desire to serve others, and that’s what he has done both as a district attorney and now as attorney general.”

Marshall became the 48th attorney general of Alabama on Feb. 10, 2017, and was elected to a full term on Nov. 6, 2018. He is a native of Atmore, Alabama, and graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1987) and the University of Alabama School of Law (1990). After graduating from law school, he practiced with Maynard, Cooper, and Gale, P.C. He served Marshall County as District Attorney from 2001 to 2017.

On Jan. 24, 2018, Attorney General Marshall launched his Initiative on Violent Crime—reinvigorating partnerships with federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies to combat violent crime in Alabama. To date, the Initiative has resulted in the arrests of nearly 300 violent offenders.

TROY’s College of Arts and Sciences offers both a Minor in Legal Studies and the Accelerated Law Curriculum, a program that allows TROY students to complete their undergraduate degree when they transfer to one of three partner law schools, shortening the time it takes to earn a law degree.