Robert F. Kennedy Addresses Memphis Law Grads - Articles

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Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 14, 2013

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. challenged the 122 graduates of the University of Memphis’ Cecil B. Humphreys School of Law to use their law degrees to fight corporate corruption and protect the environment, the Commercial Appeal reports. Law is “a sacred profession,” Kennedy told the law school graduates Sunday afternoon at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. “More than ever, it’s attorneys who are raising their hand or manning the barricades ... to make sure we retain the value of our nation. I hope some of you students will spend at least some of your time if not all of it taking up this battle, recognizing that democracy and the environment are intertwined.”