Turn Your Passion for Social Justice Into a Law Career

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As the social justice movement continues to gain momentum, many law students and young attorneys are eager to roll up their sleeves and use their skills to fight for change.

But knowing you want your legal career to have an impact is only half the battle. Finding the right position, standing out from the crowd, and making the most of transitional opportunities are the first steps. Then comes the very real challenge of understanding long-standing social problems and having what it takes to effect change.

Bloomberg Law convened three leading social justice attorneys to share their personal experiences and advice to those looking to follow in their footsteps – or carve out their own path to a meaningful law career.

There’s this saying that ‘The arc of history bends towards justice. It doesn’t bend. We need to bend it. And it’s very, very hard to bend.’

Efrén Olivares, Deputy Legal Director, Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project

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