This nonfiction work with elements of an autobiography/ memoir is the true account of Bryan Stevenson, an influential lawyer militating for reform of the US justice system and for more compassion in the pursuit of justice. The story focuses in particular on the incarceration of Walter McMillian, an innocent person sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit, but also on other unprivileged individuals or people that have been treated unfairly by the criminal justice system. Those studying or planning to study law would probably find essays on this work particularly inspiring but reading this story and reflecting on it could be equally beneficial for other students. Explore essay samples in this category for more inspiring topics.
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