Integral to this pursuit of positive developments, Kahn explained, is an informed public.
“Citizens who lack a fundamental understanding of our system of government — how laws are created, interpreted and the importance of the three separate, independent and equal branches of government cannot effectively participate in our democracy,” she said.
Kahn also told graduates the work ahead of them is demanding, but the rewards are worth the late nights and lost weekends.
“Being an attorney is a difficult job, but it is also immensely satisfying. And when you fail — and you will on occasion — do not view it as anything else but another step to achieving your goals,” said Kahn, who worked full-time to pay her way through college and law school in New York City while she lived at a Salvation Army residence hall for women.
The struggles of life don’t just build character. Sometimes, they are dangerously unexpected.