Post written by Damie Omole
Saying goodbyes can be very hard. While I am excited about graduating from law school and finally becoming an attorney, I know I will miss being a member of the Center for Global Justice.
The Center for Global justice played a significant role in my decision to attend Regent University School Law. I am grateful for the experiences and privileges that working with the Center for Global Justice has given me.
I came to law school because I am very passionate about eradicating human trafficking and promoting good governance in developing nations. I knew the law played a significant role in these issues, but I had no clear idea of the “how.” I knew the “what,” but I did not know how to advocate against human trafficking and other human rights violations. My time with the Center for Global Justice not only taught me the “how’ but the “why.”
Working with local and international organizations showed me how passionate individuals like me work together to use unique global approaches to address pressing global challenges. Some organizations work with local governments to train police officers and judicial officers. Some organizations used a different approach of using case law and litigation to establish justiciable rights. Other organizations focused on educating the citizens about their rights. Different organizations used different approaches to achieve the same goal.
The different organizations used various approaches to pursue justice for all. To pursue justice, especially for those who cannot seek justice for themselves. I once thought that justice was achieved one way – going to court. While I realize it entails that, I see that God uses our unique gifts and experiences to use us in different ways to promote justice and peace.
As members of the Center for Global Justice, we are often told that our work is genuinely appreciated, and it makes a significant impact on the challenges we are trying to solve. I want to remind students that the Center for Global justice likewise impacts us. We improve our advocacy skills; we improve our research skills above all we are equipped with great purpose and constantly reminded that we are the light of the world and to spread God’s light. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to serve the Center and my brothers and sisters worldwide.
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.