Justin Hansford

Nelson Mandela: The Lawyer’s Ideal

Mandela’s image should replace the image of the scales or of lady justice as the iconic image of the legal profession.Today [Ed: 5 Dec] marks the loss not only of one of the greatest figures of the 20th century, but also one of the greatest lawyers. Most would readily agree that Mandela was a great…

On Trayvon Martin and the Cost of Suspicion

A few weeks ago, while walking to my car after teaching a class, I saw a white woman who was approaching me on the sidewalk clutch her purse on her hip, cross the street, and head past me continuing in the same direction. Out of curiosity, I looked backwards, and I saw her cross back…