Bryan Stevenson Just Mercy

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“There is a strength, a power even, in understanding brokenness, because embracing our brokenness creates a need and desire for mercy, and perhaps a corresponding need to show mercy (Stevenson 109) .” This bold statement is one of many as Bryan Stevenson sets the tone for his renowned award winning novel Just Mercy. As a young lawyer from Georgia, built the foundation for his company, SPDC (Southern Prisoners Defense Committee) to help convicts that are on death row or in need a second chance. Bryan Stevenson, a young lawyer from Georgia who fought for justice on the behalf of inmates on death row, showed tremendous intelligence in becoming a successful lawyer, demanding for not backing down in moments of refusal, and was an overall advocate …show more content…

As a young adult Mr. Stevenson had a high advantage to his education, " In, 1983, I was a twenty-three-year-old student at Harvard Law School working in Georgia on an internship, eager and in experience and worried that I was in over my head " (Stevenson 3) which would eventually pave the road to his success. 1985, he became a graduate with a masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government and a J.D. from the School of Law ("Bryan Stevenson"). As his first law firm was the clinical faculty at New York University School of Law. As he began to get cases he acclaimed more publicity. " Trying to stop an execution would mean nonstop work eighteen hours a day for a month, desperately trying to get a stay order from a court " (Stevenson 73). As he works on a case he invests his time and effort into finding what a justifiable and truthful. But, with working in his field come risks especially when it meant defending someone who others think the death penalty is a justifiable way of

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