Paula Pringle Stokes
BS, Recreation Therapy, Alabama State University
MS, Education, Auburn University at Montgomery
JD, Birmingham School of Law, Class of 2006
McCalla, AL
Class of 2006

I have always wanted to speak up for those who could not speak for themselves. However, an even stronger desire to immediately become financially independent after obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree outweighed the goal to immediately attend law school. I decided to pursue a Master’s Degree instead so that I could maintain a full-time job.

Even after obtaining the Master’s Degree, I did not feel professionally complete. Yet, there was no way that I could end my career to attend a law program which would not allow me to work a full-time job. Birmingham School of Law provided the opportunity for me to pursue a Juris Doctor in Law while continuing to excel in my career.

BSL has provided an opportunity for me to achieve my childhood dream without sacrificing all that I have already accomplished in the career world.

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