Posted by: Ray Brescia | September 20, 2017

Why Law? Why Law School? Why Now?

Check out the new video: Why Law?  It helps to make the case for what eager and idealistic individuals who are committed to social justice, however they might define that, can help to play a part in bringing about that social justice by pursuing a law degree.

Here are some excerpts from a piece I wrote for Medium after the results of the 2016 election: Want Change?  Go to Law School.

In the wake of the 2016 election, a number of things seem apparent, the most important of which is, perhaps, that ours is a deeply divided nation. For those Americans who voted, either you voted for change and supported President-Elect Trump or you are outraged at his victory and fear we are about to enter into a frightening time when our national institutions will be tested to make sure they can preserve civil rights, human rights and the rule of law. Indeed, even if you supported Trump because you believe he will Make America Great Again, part of what makes America great is these very same institutions: the constitutional, civil, and political protections that have evolved over time to make ours a more perfect union even while it is still flawed and very much imperfect.

…Regardless of which side you are on, we must ensure those institutions are strong, endure, and can maintain the credibility and standing of the United States in the world. While it might seem counter-intuitive in these times, here’s what at least some of those who want social change can do: go to law school.

Read the whole post here.

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