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Shandyn H. Pierce is a 2020 graduate of UC Hastings College of Law and a proud Legal Education Opportunity Program Alum. (Photo: Courtesy Photo) Shandyn H. Pierce is a 2020 graduate of UC Hastings College of Law and a proud Legal Education Opportunity Program Alum. Courtesy Photo

“What will it take?”

Over the past two months, 2020 bar applicants have asked this question almost daily. Now, we’ve arrived at the horrific realization that seemingly nothing will suffice. The deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd plunged the nation into the maw of a racial reckoning. A once-in-a-century pandemic has lain siege to every facet of our lives. And, in what could easily be described as an “act of God,” lightning has brought the onset of a fire season that will bring tragedy and change history.

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