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A visually impaired girl finished law school. Her mother (on the right) also got an award for preparing her daughter for every exam: She read all her law books to her for 4 years in a row.

A visually impaired girl finished law school. Her mother (on the right) also got an award for preparing her daughter for every exam: She read all her law books to her for 4 years in a row.

PrincesPancakes

Mom should have got a degree too while she was at it


treebeardsomecallme1

She did get an honorary degree


mynameisnotallen

Good enough for me, your honorary.


SoraLeGentil

no


smm97

Does this mean she can be a lawyer if she passes the bar?


h0llyflaxseed

I'm pretty sure that in some places all you have to do is pass the bar exam.


hytrollPE

Not anymore in the US. Now you need a law degree.


StolenSweet-Roll

Unless you're Kim K. But jokes aside, there are a handful of states that don't require a degree if you do X amount of time of training or studying or something. CA being one example


whitneytempest53

In California you don’t have to attend law school to take the bar exam. That is the only state.


Negrodamu5

Wow. It’s rare for California to be the one state out of the bunch doing something cool. Usually we are the one state with the super strict law no one else has.


whitneytempest53

It may sound cool but ultimately they have the highest fail rate of any state because any old asshole can take the test. I do believe there are extra components required of test takers who have not graduated from an accredited law school.


Portland-to-Vt

That’s not correct. Vermont has an apprenticeship program where by studying with an accredited attorney for 25 hours a week for four years you can the apply for the state bar. Four states have similar programs: Vermont, California, Washington & Virginia. Article: https://vtdigger.org/2019/07/14/becoming-a-lawyer-in-vermont-law-school-optional/ Guidance: https://www.vermontjudiciary.org/sites/default/files/documents/LOS%20Info.pdf


whitneytempest53

That’s cool but California is still the only state where you can take the bar with zero educational requirements met.


hytrollPE

Not exactly true.. you do not need to attend law school to pass the bar in CA, but you can only practice in CA. No reciprocation to other states. It's kinda like a going to a unaccredited law school.


whitneytempest53

What I said is true. I’m not sure what you think you’re clarifying. Reciprocity is not something offered by every state anyway.


Defiantly_Resilient

😞 we suck


Decent_Historian6169

Depends on which state and I’m not sure if the honorary degree would count or not. In many ways it might be sufficient in some places that require a degree especially considering the spirit in which it was given.


smm97

I don't think there's anywhere like that in the US. The closest that I'm aware of is in California where you can do an apprenticeship under another lawyer and pass the bar after something like 4 years. One of the Kardashians is doing that.


treebeardsomecallme1

Nope it doesn't have a function in Turkey. It is just given as an acknowladgement of her great effort.


[deleted]

Fr


FearlessLife4ever

Moms are amazing. My mom was my biggest supporter in medical school. I recently lost her to COVID and the unconditional love of a mother transcends all. This warmed my heart. Edit: Thank you all so much for the kind words and the award. I truly appreciate all the support.


plutodoesnotexist

I’m glad you had such a loving person in your life. Sorry for your loss, I can tell she was so very proud of you :)


N8n8r

You've given her much to be proud of.


[deleted]

Moms are amazing.


GrilledCheeser

I’m so sorry!


OwenBat

So sorry for your loss mate. I'm sure she was very proud of you.


moony9013

Congrats and hugs


engine1199

I want to say I’m sorry for your loss and thank God you excepted our help. That’s very impressive.


[deleted]

Im really sorry to hear that, we all have to die eventually though


vairbabes

A student at my college was visually impaired. At the graduation ceremony they presented her guide dog with an honorary diploma for attending all five years of classes with her.


maniix123

GOOD BOI RIGHT THERE.


RDeb062

Her mother should also be awarded. Law school is no joke. And her mother too read all the books. She deserves to be awarded.


Mingusto

Just because you read the books, doesn’t mean you understand it nor that you can interpret the law in a context. Otherwise I would ace medical school (and after that kill all my patients because I only read the books)


RDeb062

I have to agree with you. I am majoring in Chemical Engineering and honestly only reading textbooks really doesn't help if I didn't understand my concepts clearly. I may have magnified the whole thing on my comment. Sorry for that.


Mingusto

Thank you for acknowledging my point. That does not happen often online.


Teebo07

You two are wholesome, have great days you respectful people !


[deleted]

I agree in general, but you forget context. The daughter wasn't read the books for fun, so I'd imagine that the mother was involved in the studies and learned to understand the material.


QuantumHacker217

Daredevil


locust098

I’m surprised I have to scroll all the way down haha. She’ll beat up criminals at night and defend people during the day


jasimtanur

I also had a simar experience I had a senior who was visually impaired. I was studying in 6th standard and he was in 8th standard. I used to be friends with him and I helped him finish his 8th standard. I can still remember his sweet smile


Phystek

My man Jimmy Fallon doing her graduation, sweet


SiriusBlackMD

If Jimmy Fallon and John Krasinski had a son


kjacomet

I thought it was Jimmy Woo.


fisheryfish1

I would have thought that especially these books are also available in braille.


CallidoraBlack

They might, but accessibility is not the same everywhere, sadly. It really depends.


therealBaguettegod

besides, I believe they'd be pretty expensive


CallidoraBlack

And they'd weigh a ton.


nineteenix

I love that her mom did that, but what if we made accomodations so she didn't have to. The company that's charging $1000s per book probably can pay for people to create audiobooks, online versions could even have basic computer text to speech


Rawwwwwwwwww

It doesn't make a publisher more money to be charitable to customers. And it's not the west where everything is accessible. Sounds nice in theory but it's never going to happen. That family likely doesn't even have a pc of their own


nineteenix

Oh shit. I'm from the us and was definitely under the assumption they were too. I'm so dumb. Either way, it does sound nice in theory, and this whole accessible thing is definitely not something I'm familiar with if you're talking about the US as west. Loool


Rawwwwwwwwww

Nope, this is a mother and daughter from Kocaeli, studying at University of Sakarya (Turkey). My last remark is about electronics getting taxed more so pc's, consoles and phones are extra expensive


Radioactive_Hedgehog

Why would you assume they don't own a computer lol. We're not Bangladesh.


[deleted]

Why would you assume that people don't own computers in Bangladesh?


nineteenix

Yikes I'm so sorry


FloppyShellTaco

Lmao at thinking the US gives a single fuck about accessibility


[deleted]

That’s beautiful


Lazy-Jedi

The real reward for her mother should have just been a national standard... And that's providing brail versions of the books from day one.


Mang_Kulas

You know what they see "Justice is Blind".


k33myt

Impressive


Thecouchiestpotato

Moms are the best. I used to get serious headaches from all the eye strain and mine used to take over and painstakingly read out my class notes to me, constantly getting most words wrong because my handwriting is crap (and because legal maxims are mostly all Latin), but helping me do really well in exams regardless!


AlohaAnn

Brought back memories of when I would read books for my blind mother. It is extremely tiring. You have to continually fight the urge to stop reading out loud and just read silently because your brain knows how slow it is in comparison. I could only do about 30 minutes at a time and my vocal cords would be exhausted. Imagine speaking for 30 minutes without a break. I can only imagine how difficult it was for this loving mother. Kudos to both daughter and mother.


earthlingusername

Love. Limitless love.


IAMSPEAKING66

Amazing and awesome. Congratulations to you all.


BigBrothaScott

Underrated post, this is awesome!


ShondaGives

🥰


zxcvbnml12

Both are amazing!


Ok-Professional9375

What's this? A superhero origin story!


NovaKaizer

Does she also go out at night to fight crime?


corona__warrior

Mother can do anything for her children


This_is_McCarth

This made me cry. What incredible women.


KADSuperman

Very impressive that is dedication and a amazing supporting mother


give_it_a_vodkashot

So after how i met your mother Ted Mosby became the Dean of a law university?


SarcasticEpitome

I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure she's legally obligated to put on a black mask and beat the shit out of criminals on the street.


LeMuffinButton

Woooow, Maggie Lizer is really putting on a show this time


jclom0

My heart just did a weird.


dennizdamenace

Justice is blind...


batmanhorny

Made my day :) Such wholesome


lilo1998

And here I am, discouraged if a paper I need to read is longer than 10 pages...


RYYYYYYAAAAAAAAN

I see two lawyers now


ClaudiaLakerfan17

Mom should take the exam and become a lawyer too!


Sterlingwizard

It's a shame that her mother had to do that. You'd think something as "inclusive" as law would have been able to supply material in braille or any other kind of media. I guess we only bend the knee for people that truly suffer. Like American Christian values.


fuzzylapel

This is friggin awesome but how...will she practice said law going forward?


[deleted]

I thought that was Ted Mosby for a second there


SacuShi

Why is the mortarboard on the back of her head? Iv seen lots of pictures of American graduations where this happens. Isn't it supposed to be worn on the top of the head with the tassel to the left, and once one receives ones degree / certificate, the tassel then gets moved to the right? How can one do this if it's at the back of the head?


kc_tacklebox

Yes, it is supposed to generally be on the top of your head. However, the only people who can do that without worry are people with no hair or people who don't care about their hair, which I would argue is not most people on graduation day. In all honesty the damn thing is annoying and I have been guilty of putting it more towards the back of my head than the top. Anyway, It may be worn this way due to her headcovering underneath. Seeing as her mother's head is covered there most likely is a cultural reference here we did not get.


SacuShi

Thanks for that, I didn't realise the headscarf would make a difference to where it is worn.


CallidoraBlack

I can only imagine it isn't easy to pin the scarf to your head and the cap to your scarf and have it all be perfectly aligned. I had a hard enough time getting it to stay on my head with short hair and a cap that fit perfectly when I first put it on.


OGnarl

Its cool and all but honestly. Would you not feel disappointed If your lawyer was blind? Is her mother going to follow her into the office and the court room every day? Often people get off because of clerical errors. How is she going to catch these clerical errors?


CodeDinosaur

It all depends on what kind of legal study she did. E.g. If she did Business/Corporate law she could set up contracts or whatnot, there's a lot of things she could be outside of a defence attorny/public prosecutor.


[deleted]

Yeah I wondered this. Lawyers have to do a shit load of reading, it must take her at least twice as long and normally they're charging by the hour.


neoncubicle

You can get computer talking software like JAWS which can read much faster than most people. My sister would set the speed on her laptop so fast I cannot understand what it's saying but since she is used to it she just blazes thru.


sl33ksnypr

Also in court. lawyer: The defendant is can be seen doing this on camera, exhibit A: shows video Defendants Lawyer: I can't see that so it didn't happen


downinthecathlab

There are many different types of law and opportunities for people with law degrees. You’re assuming she’s going to be a prosecuting criminal lawyer. Maybe she wants to be in house counsel, work for a bank, work for an accounting firm and become a tax or M&A expert. Maybe she wants to teach. And honestly, no I would not feel disappointed if my lawyer was blind. I’d respect the work she put in to get to where she is and let her get on with the job she’s qualified to do.


HISHAM-888

Daredevil be like


homo_cidal

I see her shoes!! Okay, mom!! You go!!


thelionparty

That dude look like Jimmy Fallon to anyone else?


NoMore-GlobalWarming

r/mildlyhomestuck


musicmad-123

Shouldn't the school have provided her with books in a format suitable for her? Like braillle or large print.


oppsaredots

I've also wondered and read that demand is pretty shallow since Turkish university corriculum does not have standart books and teachers are able to pick whatever they like to teach. Schools don't provide books in university in Turkey.


Emperor_valpatine

Fat jimmy fallon over here doin standup


Pasrio00

Different dimmension version of The Daredevil in the making!


VegetableArmy93

Thank you for sharing this...beautiful love and dedication


jc97912

She has secured her retirement.


Abominuz

Al is good and well until she suits up and start beating up streetpunks.


wiisportscow

Daredevil


Akanti

Basically her mother is a lawyer as well


Future_Masterpiece23

I love this so much!


xXLordFamineXx

Dare Devil In real life....


Pixel_64

Law eh? She really is like lady Justice then. What a heart warming story ^_^


joeblairs

Fuc\*ing legends


engine1199

That’s what mothers are all about. What an awesome job the mom did and kudos for the daughter for being able to overcome her adversities.


HISHAM-888

Mashallah. I stg arab moms are the best


noktalivirgul1

They're Turkish. [Source (in Turkish)](https://www.ntv.com.tr/turkiye/gorme-engelli-kizi-icin-4-yil-boyunca-hukuk-metinlerini-okudu,u2zFlxYht0mnv9v6QqUb-A)


Rawwwwwwwwww

Except they're not arab


HISHAM-888

Middle Eastern* Ps: im not racist, im arab and I thought they were as well


Giray18

Its marmara region so kinda not the middle eastern parts


miles_moralis

r/fuckingmanly