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Celebrate Law Day With America’s Most Inspiring Lawyers

May 1 is Law Day, a celebration to honor the “liberty, justice and equality under law which our forefathers bequeathed” to the United States. Although they are often the butt of some pretty bad jokes, the truth is that we wouldn’t have a country of laws without lawyers. Our films often tell the story of lawyers committed to promoting justice and equality. And they include interviews with some of the most socially committed lawyers of our times–from Bryan Stevenson, who fights for justice for America’s poor and incarcerated, David Boies and Ted Olson who are leading the legal efforts to legalize gay marriage, to Jim Doyle, a personal injury attorney who took  a personal injury case all the way to the Supreme Court to help end racial discrimination in the jury selection process. Learn more about Mr. Doyle and his client Thaddeus Edmonson’s fight for equality by watching our film, Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville. Or be inspired by Bryan Stevenson, David Boies, and Ted Olson’s committment to social justice: Mr. Stevenson can be seen in our films on the right to counsel and jury selection; and Mr. Boies and Mr. Olson have appeared in our films on the  writing of the Constitution (in fact, 35 of the 55 delegates at the Constitutional convention were lawyers) and the Bill of Rights.


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Bryan Stevenson Talks About Confronting Injustice

Speaking at the Alabama Power Company’s “Making History Now” Black History Month luncheon, Equal Justice Initiative founder and The Constitution Project contributor Bryan Stevenson argued that justice cannot be advanced without some discomfort. Stevenson urged his audience to have the courage to  get close enough to feeling what they’re trying to correct.  That discomfort, Stevenson explained, generates power, and from that power comes the ability to create change. To hear more compelling ideas from Stevenson, watch his 20-minute TED lecture, “We need to talk about injustice.” The lecture, viewed over 1.4 million times, generated a record-setting standing ovation for the TED lecture series. You can also watch him in a number of our films, including One Man Changes the Constitution about the fight to expand the right to counsel, and Jury Selection: Edmonson v. Leesville

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