5 Legal Lessons from Susan Murray Co-Counsel of Baker v. State of Vermont

LESSON # 1: THE LAW IS ABOUT REAL PEOPLE.

Lawyers (and law professors and law students) love debating strategies and tactics and researching case law to develop legal theories.  But the law is about more than just an interesting intellectual exercise – it profoundly affects people and the quality of their lives.  The law tells a story about who we are as a society, how we view ourselves, and how we view one another.  All cases — whether they involve civil rights or some other issue entirely — should remember and consider the humanity behind all the creative legal arguments.

 

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