Nate Reisinger ('13), a Philosophy and Sociology double major with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies, discusses his work over the summer of 2012 for the Department of Public Advocacy in London, KY, on the university website.
"I study philosophy at Washington and Lee out of a desire to discover what is right, what is fair, what is just and, most importantly, how to conduct myself in this short earthly life such that these principles are both personally and globally realized. I have always argued confidently with my classmates and professors alike, often taking hard-line stances and rarely, if ever, questioning that there is a right answer to these questions. Often, I find myself turning to the law, both for a starting point and a finish line--the root from which we may begin our search for justice and the realm in which our philosophical discoveries must take practical form. Yet in the time I have spent working at the Department of Public Advocacy in London, Ky., where I assisted attorneys in their defense of indigent clients who would otherwise be without counsel, I became sure of only two truths: There is now truly very little about which I am sure, and the law is of little help in correcting that uncertainty."
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