Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson) Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Bryan Stevenson
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Introduction

• Stevenson described how he came to visit a person on death row, and how he choose law as a profession.

• Stevenson majored in philosophy in college.

• His senior year, he realized he could not get a job in his major.

• When he looked around at post-college educational opportunities, he discovered that law school did not require any special background knowledge.

• During his first year at Harvard Law School, Stevenson was disillusioned about the law and his classes.

• When he learned about an internship, he signed up.

• The internship involved working for the Southern Prisoners Defense Committee (SPDC) in Georgia advocating for prisoners on death row.

• His first encounter with a condemned prisoner was when he was sent to tell a man named Henry that it would be at least a year before he could be executed.

• Stevenson was at first worried about the visit, but the bonded...

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