A Lawyer’s Struggle to Overcome Barriers and Live by Ideals in the Practice of Law

Muhammad Faridi

There are few things more important today than lawyers willing to serve their communities—whether its people of color or immigrants or anyone pursuing freedom of speech, religion or from oppression. We’re living in extraordinary times. The ability to earn a legal education and serve a greater good has rarely been more important than it is today.

My law school’s library and classrooms were my home away from home. I came to law school not only to learn, but to also get nurtured. There, I had the privilege of learning and being mentored by some of the most committed educators, who persuaded me and many more like me that with hard work and good luck, we could go on to have careers that are fulfilling and rewarding.

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