Empowerment through legal foundations

ONE of the reasons that motivated me to further my studies in law was my belief that only the rule of law can empower ordinary citizens and protect them from possible exploitation by the powerful in society.

I also wanted to be part of the “lawmaking process” in the court room. I firmly believe that the nature of the laws and the manner in which they are enforced will determine the levels of compassion and civility in a society. As the expression goes, an unjust law is not law at all, as authority is not legitimate unless it is good and right.

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