Public Interest Law I was told that my desire to enter the field of public interest would wane after my first year of community service. On the contrary, the realization of the power which a lawyer possesses has reinforced my desire to enter this arena. An advocate's work can have far reaching consequences. This is clearly true in public interest law, where the purpose is not simply to correct a wrong done in the past between two parties, but to alter the disparate treatment of an often under-represented class. Community service is something that I have always engaged. In college, I worked with chemically dependent children as both a caretaker and a mentor. After I graduated, I taught at-risk children in a community youth outreach program. To remain involved and aware of the focus of my studies during my first year of law school, I volunteered at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center teaching youth their basic legal rights. Essentially, we strove to empower kids by providing practical information about the legal system and to help them develop more favora...
Tay-Sachs disease is a rare and fatal genetic disorder that destroys neurons in the brain and spinal cord. The disease appears in three forms, Juvenile Onset, Late Onset (known as LOTS), and the most common form, Infantile (also known as Classic). The differences between the three forms of the disease are related to the age at which the symptoms of the disease begin to form. Tay-Sachs results from a deficiency of the enzyme hexosaminidase A, which plays a vital role in removing a fatty substance, called GM2 gangliosides, from neurons.
Hex-A is a protein that helps break down a chemical found in the nerve tissue that is called gangliosides. Tay-Sachs disease develops when the body lacks Hex-A (Gravel, 2003). The Hex-A protein is essential and without this protein gangliosides known as GM2, build up in the cells, especially the brain cells. Anyone can be affected by this disease but the population most prominent to this disease...
As a result, this substance accumulates to toxic levels, particularly in neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Progressive damage caused by the buildup of GM2 ganglioside leads to the destruction of these neurons, which causes the signs and symptoms of Tay-Sachs disease.
Community service hours are a significant issue to all students around the globe, as they are taking a substantial amount of time away from their lives scouring for some kind of work to do. This is especially a problem for those who do not live near any public organizations, and do not have the schedule to do any work for them. Most students go searching around their neighborhood asking if their neighbors have any work for them, which does not help anyone academically. Thus, most community service hours that are done don’t relate to their academic classes or technical area.
Historically, TSD occurs more frequently among people of Ashkenazi (eastern and central European) Jewish descent. In the Ashlenazi Jewish population, documentation of the disease date back to the 15th century Europe. In the United States, approximately one in 25-30 carries the gene, one in 3,900 are affected after birth. Also, the disease has been reported among people of Irish, Catholic, Italian, and non-Jewish French Canadian descent. It is unknown why TSD is more common in the Asklenzi Jewish population. However, there are several theories that explains the possible reasons as to why the incidence of TSD is higher within this population. In Jewish history, it was strongly encouraged to marry another Jew, so it is possible that incest was occurring because of the small community they were confined to causing a founder effect. Another theory suggests that parents who children dies from TSD will have more children in order to compensate for their loss, which increases the prevalence of the
Tay-Sachs disease is passed down from generation to generation by a certain gene. It is associated with chromosome 15, known as the HEXA gene. You have 23 chromosomes in total, including the X and Y chromosomes. On chromosome 15, the DNA codes for an enzyme, which is a substance that allows you to speed up chemical reactions in your body, that breaks down unneeded substances from your body. This enzyme is called beta-hexosaminidase. This unneeded substance that this enzyme breaks down is a fatty substance called GM2 ganglioside. If the enzyme is able to break down this GM2 ganglioside in the lysosomes, an organelle in your body where the breaking down of this substance occurs, there is no problem. However, in the case of Tay-Sachs disease, there is a change in this enzyme which will destroy this process. The enzyme not functioning properly will result in swelling of your nervous system, which will later on lead to the death of nerve cells. The swelling will eventually reach the brain and spinal cord, resulting to damage them. By the brain getting damaged and not functioning well it affects the nervous system. Having dysfunction in their brain and spinal cord, the infant would not be able to survive for long. Even with help with force-feeding, respiratory care, and other ways in which the hospital does to keep the infant to be alive, it would not last for long. Due to the weakening of the infant’s immune system, they eventually get infected with other diseases which cause their
Binge or excessive drinking is the most serious problem affecting social life, health, and education on college campuses today. Binge or excessive drinking by college students has become a social phenomena in which college students do not acknowledge the health risks that are involved with their excessive drinking habits. Furthermore college students do not know enough about alcohol in general and what exactly it does to the body or they do not pay attention to the information given to them. There needs to be a complete saturation on the campus and surrounding areas, including businesses and the media, expressing how excessive drinking is not attractive and not socially accepted.
The problem here is that students at college campuses across the United States, are binge drinking at an alarming rate. Yearly, students hurt themselves and others due to their alcoholism. Unfortunately, despite this being such a prominent problem, the research on this topic is not as extensive as it should be. It may seem that alcoholism is simply a small problem, and it is quite possible that it once was. But, when you have crimes being committed when students are blacking out and punch bowls being spiked so that students can drink only to wake up with their head in the toilet the next morning, it becomes clear that this is no longer an individual problem. Binge drinking is a problem and I would like to provide solutions. To do that, I first need to conduct extensive research at Big Name University on binge drinking amongst men and women here in order to find the problem, target the problem, and provide a plausible solution.
Throughout the fall semester I did community service at a thrift shop and soup kitchen in Lawrence. There I experienced things I have never encountered before in my life. These experiences have taught me a lot, and have truly made me look at America's underprivileged, in a new light.
Community service has been around since the existence of communities because communities often cannot exist with out the participation of their members. As stated before, community service began to be required in school systems in 1997 in Maryland. According to Kate McPpherson, director of Project Service Leadership in Vancover, WA, community service “… emphasizes the habits and skills of volunteerism” (McPherson 2002). While community service sounds good and beneficial for strengthening skills and membership in the community, it was met with poor results and strong opinions against its requirements. Simply requiring students to fulfill a certain amount of community service hours wasn’t enough, many students did not cooperate. It was found that incorporating community service activities into a class room sett...
Community service is a common service for people to take care of each other and volunteer. People apply to different community services: soup kitchen, taking care of children and homeless people, clinics, churches, schools, neighbor's house and many countless places to volunteer. Some people really enjoy to work at community services while others do not. These community services can be a punishment for criminals because a court assigns them to do so. However, some people do not agree with community service supporters. While some people believe that there should be a community service requirement for high school and college graduation because students need to learn and have experiences there, they are right; on the other hand, a community service requirement should be allowed for two reasons and not be allowed for another three reasons.
In conclusion, diabetes is a serious disease and can be life threatening. With the right research and implementation of new studies diabetes can be reduced among the populations. We as a people need to realize this epidemic and all get together and beat it. Restaurants need to stop putting chemicals and unnecessary fats in their food. Not only diabetics but everyone should educate themselves on what is going in your body when you eat. Also, exercising and getting off the couch, in children, needs to be addressed and that alone would help reduce diabetes in the younger population. I can’t stress enough on education. If you know what you are eating or how you are exercising you protect yourself from poor health and live a great life. Type 2 diabetes can be dwindled down with a conscious individual and group effort.
For my twelve hours of community service I went to the Boys & Girls club in Erie, Pennsylvania. While at the Boys and Girls club I had noticed a variety of different things in regards to the population