In March 2009, I was accepted at Northeastern University School of Law. I spent a very long and emotionally greuling time trying to decide whether or not I wanted to go back to school, to go back to school to be a lawyer, whether it was worth it to take the same test over and over again, if I was willing to put myself through 3 years of hell, and then take another exam that literally determines your fate in the legal world.
Why, do you ask, did I decide to continue through with my law school plans despite my apparent apathy? Because I knew that there had to be people out there just like me- intelligent, socially and morally responsible people who want to effect change in the world. And I knew that these people believed that the law should be practiced with passion and a deep understanding of its impact on every citizen.
No, not all lawyers think like this, not all lawyers want to change the world. But I do, and I believe that I can. Do I expect to have a deep social impact on our society? No, but a girl can dream. What I can do is provide a unique point of view and the passion to dedicate my work to what I believe in- in whatever way I can.
And I know I belong here:
At Northeastern University School of Law, our mission is to fuse theory and practice with ethical and social justice ideals so that students understand what it is lawyers do, how they should do it and the difference they can make in the lives of others. We strive to produce lawyers who see the practice of law as a way to realize their goals, to find meaning and purpose in life, and to be of service to others in ways that are intellectually satisfying and personally rewarding. We are committed to engaging with the world outside the university, to harnessing our individual and institutional energy to address societal challenges, and to expanding knowledge that advances our ideals through research and scholarship.