Anthony Romero: From when I was a little boy, I always knew I wanted to be an attorney. I don’t know why. There is no attorney in my family.  My father was a waiter and my mother stayed at home and I’m the first of my family to finish high school.  But somehow I always got it in my mind that I would be a lawyer.  Perhaps it was because I was argumentative, because I always spoke my mind, perhaps because I never really understood the rules of the nuns in Catholic school, was always questioning them.  Over time it just kind of stuck with me, that I would be a lawyer.  Later on in life I understood the role the law would play in social justice and that we would be change agents for people. I saw that it could make a real difference in people’s lives, and that’s really where I understood the importance of being an attorney for issues, for causes, for people, for ideals.  So I don’t know, maybe it was in my DNA from the beginning, but I always knew I wanted to be an advocate for change.