I Believed in the American Dream Until I Went to Law School

The class, financial and social barriers need to be talked about.

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As I stood up in front of the judge, facing the lone attorney whose client had attempted to strangle me fled the jurisdiction, I felt like I was outside of my body. Being brought up in such a way that I learned to doubt my self-worth and reality made me…




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