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Rebecca ’Toyin Doherty `24 reflects on her experience learning abroad in South Africa with Rutgers
"Living in Essex County almost all of my life has allowed me to see firsthand the socioeconomic disparities between polarizing communities that are otherwise in close proximity to one another."
"Immigrants like me come to the U.S. in search of living freely and contributing to the communities we now call home — but the U.S. failed and outdated immigration policies trap us in undocumented status, unable to contribute to our full potential."
"This semester my participation in a mediation competition and the Education and Health Law Clinic has helped me grow as a young professional and are two of my most memorable experiences in law school."
"Young Professionals for Justice created a program for students at Westside High to inspire students to seek higher education, teach them about their Constitutional rights, educate them on financial aid basics, and help prepare them for college."
"Bar prep is a daunting process, but there are people in your network who went through it and want to help you get through it too."
"As a lawyer, I want to provide families not only emotional support, but tangible solutions to their child’s educational needs."
"Law is one of the rare fields that does not require students to complete a set course of study for acceptance."
"Rutgers has given me the course work and the real work experience to enter the workforce as a well-rounded and capable attorney."
"When we received the picture that evening of our client turning the key into his new home in Houston, we celebrated."
"Street Law is a pro bono program offered to Rutgers Law student volunteers to provide students in Camden the legal knowledge and civic skills to succeed as adults, combat inequality, and participate effectively in their communities."

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