Can a Christian Work in Big Law Without Selling His or Her Soul?
This is a question that many students who are considering law school and a legal career find themselves grappling with. Join us for lunch with Roger Brooks to hear his story of charting a course in big law without compromising his faith convictions.
More about Roger Brooks: Originally from Chapel Hill, Mr. Brooks received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1984, an M.A. in history from the University of Virginia in 1987 and a J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1987, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review. After a clerkship with the Hon. John D. Butzner, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Mr. Brooks joined Cravath in 1988. In 1992, he left Cravath to attend seminary and received an M. Div. from Regent College Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1995. He returned to Cravath in 1995 and became a partner in 1999.
Mr. Brooks’ practice with Cravath covered a wide range of courtroom litigation for technologically intensive companies, including disputes concerning patents, licensing, trade secrets and technology‑related antitrust claims. After taking early retirement from the Cravath partnership, Mr. Brooks joined the Alliance Defending Freedom as a Senior Counsel, and is now working full time on litigation defending freedom of speech and religion.