"The United States Attorney is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all; and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the twofold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer. He may prosecute with earnestness and vigor-- indeed, he should do so. But, while he may strike hard blows, he is not at liberty to strike foul ones. It is as much his duty to refrain from improper methods calculated to produce a wrongful conviction as it is to use every legitimate means to bring about a just one." Berger v. United States, 295 U.S. 78, 88 (1935).
Andrei Alexander Satchlian
First and foremost, I would like to thank my Heavenly Father for creating me, loving me, and continually blessing me. Among these blessings, I am most grateful for my beloved family - my mom, my grandma, and, watching down from Heaven, my grandpa. The immeasurable sacrifices they made in order to come to this country and raise me - facing such great socioeconomic and cultural challenges, not to mention my rebellious behavior - were the inspirational fire that fueled my journey to and through law school. While I owe a debt of gratitude to them that I will never be able to fully pay back, I hope I have reciprocated at least a small fraction of what they gave me. Finally, I would like to thank our great country for welcoming my family with open arms and giving me opportunities that I would have never had in my family's country of origin. To serve this country will be the honor and privilege of a lifetime.