Dieter Tejada is far from your typical law grad. While spending more than four months in a Connecticut prison at age 19, he decided law school was in his future.

A decade later, Tejada has a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a big dream: He’s starting a bar association specifically for lawyers and law students who have been incarcerated—those who are “justice impacted” in his parlance.

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