In my final post I simply want to express gratitude for the opportunity to learn about myself as a Marquette lawyer, and my passions in the law, by making the choices of what to say in posting over the course of this past month.
As I see it, the Law School’s Blog is a collective forum for sharing diverse opinions, the dynamic evolution of legal concepts, and freedom of expression, and for honoring the unique attributes of each writer. Each individual contributor chooses to contribute to the discourse on justice, the law, and the interrelationship of those concepts in our world, which far too easily becomes compartmentalized into unrealistic and unhelpful hierarchies like legal and non-legal, students and faculty, lawyers and non-lawyers. That this forum exists, and exists at Marquette University Law School, is a gift, as it reminds us that we have a completely free choice, always, of how to exist in a world that needs lawyers with compassion, integrity, and purpose so badly. That choice is determinative and illustrative, for each person, of an inner fire that is the only source for renewal of a continued, sustainable commitment to being Marquette lawyers, who are, first and foremost, men and women for others.