Whenever I read a story about a law student making a difference, I love to share it to remind students you don't have to put off your passions until after law school; of course you're busy with school, but that doesn't and shouldn't mean the rest of your interests have to take a three-year sabbatical.
Take Anna Sewell. While the Penn State Dickinson School of Law student was working on a research paper for a class on endangered species, she discovered that the number of five-inch, golden-winged warblers was dropping dramatically. She didn't just stop at writing her paper, though; instead she began the process of filing a petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to have the bird placed on the endangered or protected list.
"My interest in environmental law is ultimately driven by my desire to protect wildlife and natural resources," said Sewell. "The petition presented an opportunity to use my course work to begin fulfilling this objective."
It's never too early to begin making a difference!
Read more of Anna's story.