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Hastings Alumni Mag-Fall 2012

{ FoR tHe R eCoRD } Commencement 2012: “First Pursue Justice” San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi ’85 delivered the keynote address at the law school’s commencement ceremony on May 13. In his inspiring speech, Adachi shared professional and personal insights, including his experience with the Legal Education Opportunity Program (LEOP) at UC Hastings, his goals as public defender, and his transformative memories of working as a duck plucker after high school. “Whether you represent a corporation or a child or a person accused of a crime, do it with integ- rity. Seek to do justice and uphold the law. And don’t let the pursuit of money or material things dominate your career goals. You must always first pursue justice. As you go forward, don’t be afraid to fail or take risks. And most importantly, never, ever, ever give up, and know that you, one person, can and will make a difference.” To read the full address, please visit www.uchastings.edu. UC HASTINGS 3


Hastings Alumni Mag-Fall 2012
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