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Finding a new voice to speak in


I've been silent here for too long, but I have to say it's because I've been so immersed in this new voice for advocacy that I'm learning to speak in - it's called law school! The more I succumb to the intensity and rigor (and quite often humility of being such a novice who's on one of the steepest learning curves), the more excited and eager I get to speak to the world in this new voice I'm learning how to speak and sing with. I can't wait to finish in three years after doing some clinical work in our International Women's Human Rights clinic, or taking Race and the Law, and be able to sing to the world in my new legalese. How I am learning to see the world so distinctly now...and how to construct legal layers of empowerment for women across our globe.


Lisa's picture

Law school!

Law school! It sounds like your passion and focus on the future are an expansive pool of strength for you during this rigorous time. Having followed your journal it's great to read a new post from you. What are you studying right now? How is this influencing your ideas for "how to construct legal layers of empowerment for women across our globe" (oh! I love that phrase!)?

Best wishes,


jadefrank's picture

Human Rights Law

Hi Lycia,

Congratulations in finding such passion and drive within yourself and putting it to use for making a lasting difference in human rights. Our world needs more lawyers like you - who study the law because they want to change it and help others to use it for humanitarian efforts such as equality and justice. I admire your drive and your vision and I wish you all the best in your education and career goals! You inspire me because I too have held a vision to go to law school for the same purpose. I've lately been pondering how best to make myself useful and with what educational tools I can best make a difference. I think that a law degree, especially in human rights law, is one powerful way to do just that. Awesome!


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