College Columns May 2022 - Page 15

be among the greatest of my personal accomplishments .
Of course , it ’ s always nice to recognized by respected friends and to meet professional contemporaries and potential allies – especially those who deeply share such principles and perspectives . I especially enjoyed the opportunity to share the experience with Abigail Emery , our Distinguished Law Student from the Fifth Circuit , who I ’ ve had the privilege of working with in connection with the Duberstein moot court competition , and to get to know her fellow Distinguished Law Students , who , as a group , appear poised to take over the World . Seeing my place among the multiple generations of legal scholars attending the conference struck me as a perfect example of the great wonderment of our great legal system , and bankruptcy in particular . Viewed against it , individually , we are comparatively insignificant . And yet it depends on each and every one of us for its proper functioning and improvement . That we toil as stewards and guardians of this social framework is what makes our work meaningful .
I feel perhaps most grateful for the renewed vigor and dedication that I now feel . This experience has deeply affirmed the values that have guided my career and life , that I have the support of colleagues and comrades who undertook the time and effort to attend the induction and to provide me with the opportunity to work alongside them to elevate our legal system and seek to make lasting positive impacts on our families , friends , loved ones and society as a whole .
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