Giving a Voice
“Justice is making sure that everyone gets a fair shake and no one gets left behind.”
It takes conviction and a belief in what the law represents to be a public criminal defender in big cities like New York. A passion for justice and fairness was instilled in Touro College Jacob D. Fuschberg Law Center Class of 2013 graduate Ga’Kia E. Gray early on in life. Her father was a professional baseball player in the days before superstar agents and big unions, and his career suffered from subpar representation. Gray still wishes she could have been there to protect her dad’s rights, and has redirected that sense of purpose to individuals ensnared in the justice system or accused of misconduct.
"He would have had a voice for himself," says Gray of her ballplayer dad. “He would have had someone to speak for him.”
Now that she’s earned her degree, Gray hopes to level the playing field, which should undoubtedly make her father proud.