Law Students and Lawyers Alike Must Contribute to Civics Education

Recently, Associate Director of Career Services Joseph Kearney and I contributed an article to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in which we briefly examined the current state of civics in our nation. We argue that fundamental misunderstandings of the function of government have become exposed particularly during this unusually contentious election cycle. However, all is not lost: law students and lawyers, both of whom are studied in our government’s function, can contribute to their own professional identity by helping to “correct the record” when faced with misunderstandings about how our democracy truly functions. The full article can be read here.