Francis Laryea

Law Student

Bachelor of Arts (AB) in International Affairs

Mr. Laryea is a 1L [First year law student] at Georgia State Law. During the summer, he will be interning at the public defender’s office, helping to defend indigent citizens.

  • AB, The University of Georgia 2013 International Affairs
  • BBA, The University of Georgia 2013 Business Management
Pre-Occupation (Hobbies)

Playing Soccer, Writing a novel and perusing Tumblr.

Most Memorable SPIA Class Moment?

Submitting my last final paper to Professor Mudde. It was my last paper/final/assignment of undergrad. Submitting it was such a bitter sweet thing, because it freed me up to engage in graduation festivities, however after it was done, I knew my time at SPIA had definitely come to an end.

My Top Three Career Tips
  1. Read your e-mails and respond to them. SPIA and most schools around disseminate information through e-mail, it’s important to read them to let you know which opportunities are available so you don’t miss out.
  2. Build relationships with your classmates and professors.
  3. Learn quickly. Learn from your mistakes, and learn the first time. Everyone makes mistakes, you shouldn’t the same mistake more than once. Make a mistake, reflect on it, learn from it and move on…quickly.
Volunteer Activities / Service on Boards

Public Interest Law Association.

Favorite Athens Haunt & Getaway

Snelling, Mama’s boy, Intramural fields and Grand China Buffett. If I could get away from my studies, it would often be to Atlanta.

Recent Honors / Awards

Ronald and Gwen Family Merit Scholarship, NAACP Image Award, CLASS Advocate of the Year


“I wouldn’t advise making a four-year commitment to eventually land an $8.00/hour job. Skip college. Read Wikipedia for free instead.” Someone once said, however SPIA/UGA has taught me all the things that matter in life that you won’t find in books.