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My name is Joshua Orobia, a 2L here at Regent University School of Law. I’ve been with the center ever
since my second semester of 1L year, and there has already been so much that I have learned through
the relationships and research that I’ve formed within the Center. The majority of my time here, I’ve
worked with the International Justice Mission: both in Ghana and currently in Romania. Working at the
Center on these projects have provided me with countless experiences that have changed my life for the
better in various ways. One way I have seen change in my life personally is that the Center has allowed
me to apply and further hone my abilities and skills in legal research, a necessary and practical skill
needed as I move closer to the practice of law. More importantly however, I’ve realized that the Center
provides me with the opportunity to use these skills to effect real change in legal communities I
wouldn’t otherwise have access to, let alone have an impact on had it not been for my involvement as a
Student Staff for the Center.

Both projects that I’ve been involved in regard the protection of sex trafficking victims and ensuring that
the legal processes guarantee both the zealous administration of justice over their circumstances as well
as protecting their reintegration into society. The victims in these countries are often placed in legal
systems that result in the inadequate administration of justice, going so far as even creating conditions
that suppress the victim from being heard by a court of law due to slow litigation processes. The
research I’ve done has proposed for the adoption of better systems that can more efficiently administer
justice for these victims while also ensuring that the offenders are adequately punished. Having the
opportunity to draft the argument section of our memo that was ultimately used by IJM Ghana and
Romania to present and petition these governments to adopt such policies, therefore helping potentially
millions of victims across the globe, has allowed me to do what I believe is our calling as law students
and future practicing attorneys: To speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.