Bryan Dixon's Case Summary

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Bryan Dixon is a second year law student at the University of Oklahoma. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the same school in 2013. Though raised as the son of a judge, Bryan’s initial interest was not in law. Bryan was initially on the path to a career in civil engineering. However, Bryan’s creative mind and interest in solving problems between other people brought him back to the field of law. Bryan explains that he enjoys being a trial attorney because of the creative freedom that comes with working a case. He says he enjoys endeavoring to find “the best path to the goal [he] wants” (Dixon). Bryan describes a case presented to him as a “ball of clay” (Dixon). The unformed ball of clay is a metaphor for the evidence…show more content…
He says that he has become more cynical and unwilling to trust what someone says. Interacting with people regarding very sensitive matters has led Bryan to believe that many of his clients bend the truth to help win their cases. Law has also made Bryan more curious about how seemingly insignificant things around him are influenced by legislation. Bryan tries to interpret things from how exits are placed in public buildings to what actions can be taken, legally, in small disputes. Being a law student, he knows what to look for when interpreting how aspects of life can be affected by past cases and regulation. Bryan also says that law has strengthened his debating skills, helping him build stronger arguments in average…show more content…
Being able to read and interpret sources is a critical aspect of practicing law. Bryan has to stay up to date with new laws and be able to interpret how they can be used in a legal setting, both in support of your case and against it. He specifically sites the recent judicial decision that marriage is a right afforded to all United States citizens, regardless of sexual orientation. Arguments can be made claiming that the court’s interpretation of the constitution is unlawful and that the Supreme Court does not have the power to enforce such a regulation. However, there are many ways in which an attorney can support that

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