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The International Justice Mission Liberate Conference – An Reminder for our Reason

By October 24, 2018December 16th, 2019Uncategorized
It’s hard to believe that it is already my 3L year, but it’s been really special to be in my second year of being on student staff with the Center for Global Justice.

CGJ Student Staff Members Anna Colby (author of this post), along with
Lorri Ann Drazan and Destinee Easley

This past month, three of us 3L student staff members were blessed to be sponsored by the Center for Global Justice to attend the International Justice Mission (IJM) Liberate conference in Frisco, Texas. The conference brought IJM staff and attorneys from all over the globe as well as others interested in the fight for justice, including students like us seeking to understand how we can utilize our degrees to help those without a voice.

Being at the conference was very encouraging. There were nearly 5,000 people present, and although the conference was very quick, it was a strong reminder of why I first came to law school. Survivors that IJM had advocated for shared amazing stories of redemption and victory, including one man who IJM rescued who has become a lawyer and is now advocating for others!

As I go into job searching season, I am encouraged and reinvigorated in my purpose for law–to be a voice for the voiceless and a defender of the powerless.

This post was written by a Center for Global Justice student staff member.  The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect those of Regent University, Regent Law School or the Center for Global Justice.