Nelson Mandela: The lawyer’s ideal by JUSTIN HANSFORD

Today 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 Nelson Mandela was a great leader and a great statesman. Indeed, I still remember when as a child I watched on TV with tears of joy asMandela danced at his inauguration, victorious. Not only was Mandela able to add dignity to the struggle for racial justice and save countless lives by averting civil war and helping to create a democratic South Africa, but additionally he has been able to inspire people all over the world with the example of his life.

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