When we met on a road trip so many years ago, you were debating whether or not law school would be for you. Now, at your graduation, I cannot believe where the time has gone! Over the last 3 years, you’ve read your first cases, written your first briefs and taken your first exams! You’ve fought for the rights of persons incarcerated, persons struggling, and women; you’ve published papers, written articles, and argued in court; and you’ve grown into a fearless lawyer and advocate! I am so proud of you, my Queen, @neveenhammad. Welcome to the lawyer v. non-lawyer club, my love!
And to everyone else: DO YOU SEE THIS CULTURAL CAPITAL? First generation Americans and first generation lawyers! Watch us build up our communities to tear down the systems holding them back! WE OUT HEREEE