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A Rocky Road Leading to the Law: A Story of Adversity and Perseverance

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Description

This is a story of one law student's unusual path to the law:

  • from a normal childhood to homelessness in only five days
  • from unjust rules and a failure to uphold his legal rights to valedictorian
  • from homelessness to scholar, award-winner and White House liaison
  • from undergraduate to law student who aspires to help others who experience homelessness and "have no one to advocate for them"
The story and the student - Kevin Lee - are both inspirational. But he didn't do it alone. He has been able to achieve all that he has because of the support from not only of his friends, family and amazing mom, Tamara, but from mentors along the way.

His current mentor, the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn, chief judge of the US District Court, Northern District of Texas and Vice President of the American Inns of Court Foundation, believes his story is so inspiring, she wanted to share it for Mentoring Month. We're glad she did.

Check out the Resources tab for a bunch of articles about Kevin and information on homelessness. Find out more about mentoring on our Ideals page, as well as in the "For Members" or "For Leaders" tabs on the American Inns of Court homepage.