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Student Staff Project Update: Shannon Fields

By April 13, 2016December 16th, 2019Student Staff
Shannon Fields, Class of 2018
“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Hebrews 13:16

The Center for Global Justice embodies this verse in every sense. I chose to be a part of what the Center was doing because I saw a group of people who were willing to sacrifice their time and energy for someone else. The staff members at CGJ are not only willing but honored to provide legal assistance to those in need of protection.

With briefs to write, oral arguments to prepare, and countless hours of reading, law school can get overwhelming. It’s easy to find yourself so absorbed in your work that you neglect what is going on around you. The Center pulls me away from myself for a moment and pushes me towards someone who needs my help. Everyone has something that they can offer to help another. The staff at CGJ offers their legal skills to help men, women, and children who are incapable of fighting for themselves. There are people everywhere in need of legal assistance, but there aren’t many people capable of providing it. From victims of human trafficking and land grabbing to issues of abortion and human sacrifice, the Center for Global Justice allows me and the rest of the student staff to use the skills that we are learning in the classroom to bring justice and peace to those that have none.

It’s a privilege to work alongside people who use what they have for good. As the verse says, God is pleased.

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Shannon Fields, ’18