July 01, 2017

Making a Difference: Empowering Leaders of Tomorrow

Artika R. Tyner

Every day, lawyers make a difference in the lives of people by serving as gatekeepers of justice. History demonstrates the important role that lawyers have played in promoting justice and advancing social change, whether by protecting the rights of children (Marian Wright Edelman), promoting equal access to a quality education for all children (Charles Hamilton Houston and Justice Thurgood Marshall), or advocating for the human rights of marginalized communities (Nelson Mandela). For decades, lawyers have been at the forefront of social change movements. Lawyers have played a key role in protecting the rights of the voiceless by serving as engineers of social change. This exercise of one’s technical training coupled with a courageous commitment to the cause of justice is demonstrative of leadership.

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