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“Law Man: Memoir of a Jailhouse Lawyer Now Law Student”

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If you read the Aug. 22, 2012, Willamette Week story, “Barred: A top Lewis & Clark law student committed a sex crime involving a 13-year-old boy. Now he wants the school to take him back,” you might find the following Gallagher Blogs post apropos.

Law schools and bar associations do on occasion accept and license law students and lawyers (respectively) who have criminal records. (I have blogged before about “redemption,” and you can find other stories in the news.)

Law Man: Memoir of a Jailhouse Lawyer Now Law Student

Excerpt from the blog post: “’Law Man’ is second-year law student Shon Hopwood’s memoir of his unusual path to law school, written with Dennis Burke.

Unlike the students who come to law school after 17 years of playing by the rules, kindergarten through college, Shon Hopwood made some significant mistakes. He dropped out of college after less than a year, drank so much while he was in the Navy that he landed in the hospital, had some low-level jobs, and had to get his father to help him with his debts.

And then he made some really big mistakes: he robbed five banks….” [Link to full blog post.]