Hope and Healing: Law Student Lisa Laffend

“I would love to be optimistic and full of hope, but hope can sometimes lead to comfort and this is far from a time to get comfortable and slow down. The United States’ legal system is inaccessible to many despite its omnipresence in our lives. As a law student, I hope to use what I learn to help change that, even if it’s just in a small way. It is important to keep in mind the words of Toni Morrison: ‘If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.’ If we’re going to make it through 2020, and whatever is to come after, we will need to do so together.”

—Lisa Laffend, second-year law student from Media, Pennsylvania, who, among numerous activities, is president of Rutgers Law School in Camden’s Association for Public Interest Law and is a student leader for two law school programs offering free legal services.

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