The Monachus Lex adventure begins!

I am not sure exactly when I first started thinking about attending law school. It was an idea that had been at the periphery of my mind for some time but only as a fleeting thought. After all, as a 40 year old professional who is very happy with his career, what would be the point?

However, in addition to my career, I lead a “second” life as a very active civil rights activist. I care deeply about the issues for which I advocate and see my contributions in this arena as my true legacy to my state and my children.

In this role, I work frequently with the state legislature and local governments on legislative issues and I have increasingly come to understand that those who practice law are in a position to affect public policy that they share with no other citizen. Being a practicing member of the state bar would be an honor and a privilege that would allow me to fully contribute to the defense of my issues.

Add to this the fact that a fellow lobbyist and friend followed this exact same train of thought and is now ready to start his 3rd year in law school; suffice it to say that his experiences have only served to further whet my interest.

So … here I am … having finally decided that I will matriculate to some law school in the Fall of 2008.

What is the next step? Stay tuned …

About John Pierce

Monachus Lex is written by Virginia attorney John Pierce. John is a life-long gun rights advocate, an NRA certified instructor and co-founder of the nationwide gun rights group

He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems, an MBA from George Mason University and is a 2012 Honors Graduate of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, MN.

Professionally, John is a member of the American Bar Association Second Amendment Civil Rights Litigation Subcommittee and his writings have been published by the ABA Civil Rights Litigation Committee and the ABA Minority Trial Lawyer Committee.

In addition, his open carry advocacy has been featured on Nightline and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.
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