News

Letter to a law student interested in social justice

Matthew Taylor, 15 April 2013

Read the insightful response of William Quigley, American lawyer and academic, to a law student who enquired about being a public interest lawyer.

“Those who practice social justice law are essentially swimming upstream while others are on their way down. Unless you are serious about your direction and the choices you make… you will likely grow tired and start floating along and end up going downstream with the rest.”

“It is our job to learn the history of social justice lawyering. We must become familiar with these mentors of ours and understand the challenges they faced to become advocates for justice.”

William Quigley – letter to a student interested in social justice