I wanted to take a moment to thank you for class this semester. Race and American Law has been a favorite and certainly the most important course I have taken in my academic career. I came into the semester feeling unsure about what I wanted to do with my career as an attorney. I have been teetering for a long time between my passions for criminal defense and civil rights, and areas of law that are supposed to be more lucrative, such as estate planning. The discussions and readings throughout the semester reminded me of why I came to law school in the first place; to use my privilege, advantages, and skills to serve those who have never had such advantages. The opportunity to learn, discuss, and build a greater understanding of the topics we covered in class was truly a gift. It has allowed me to build a scaffold under which I can continue to learn and collect more information, and I know I will be a better attorney for it.