May 01, 2015

Giving Back: Training the Next Generation of Leaders

Artika R. Tyner

What’s in your hands to make a difference in the world? I explore this question in the classroom with my law students. We have discovered that in our hands we have the power to lead social change. This type of transformative power is needed now more than ever to address the social challenges of our time. Social justice issues in the twenty-first century are pervasive and far reaching, as evidenced by the ever-widening income gap and expanding access-to-justice gap. But there is hope. As lawyers, we can use our legal training as a force for promoting the common good.

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