Famous Lawyers In History

The career of a lawyer is an extensive and difficult one. Many lawyers set out to make a difference and leave their mark on the world. There have been those few, famous lawyers that have done exactly this. They have reached success and have changed the world in their own unique way.

5 Famous Lawyers in History:

1. Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi has to be one of the most famous lawyers that really did change the world in his own way, as well as changing the way people think. He was a major spiritual leader and Politian in India and had differing ideologies to many other famous lawyers. He started and lead many movements in a peaceful manner, including Satyagraha, which is a philosophy that is centred on  truth and ‘resistance to evil through active, non-violent resistance’. This action and set of ideals led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

2. Nelson Mandela

Another iconic figure who was not only a famous lawyer but an individual that changed the world is Nelson Mandela. This Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President of South Africa was the only black student in his law faculty. Mandela, one of the most famous lawyers in history, had his own law practice helping apartheid victims but that’s not what he is known for. He is famously known for leading a country in the most peaceful of manners into democracy and freedom after being jailed for most of his life.

3. Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its greatest constitutional, military, and moral crises the American Civil War —preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, strengthening the national government and modernizing the economy.

4. Barack Obama

Born on August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States. He was a civil-rights lawyer and teacher before pursuing a political career. He was elected to the Illinois State Senate in 1996, serving from 1997 to 2004. He was elected to the U.S. presidency in 2008, and won re-election in 2012.

5. Fidel Castro
Revolutionary and politician who was Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008. He also served as the Commander in Chief of thecountry’s armed forces from 1959 to 2008, and as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. 
Castro was admitted to the bar in 1950 after studying at the University of Havana. He had his own firm for a time - Azpiazo, Castro & Resende.

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