A 52-year-old mother who goes by the name Daphne Davis has inspired many people worldwide for her unique academic achievement after bagging a Law Degree from the Birmingham School of Law, Alabama, United States on the same day with her young daughter, Edriuna Davis.
- 52-year-old mother bagged law degree on thesame day with her young daughter at US law school
- The duo broke 107years record as the first ever mother-daughter to graduate at thesame time in the institution.
The mother, Daphne Davis and her daughter, Edriuna Davis were pronounced the first-ever mother-daughter duo to graduate at the same time since the institution was established in 1915.
Daphne explained that she had first thought of becoming a Lawyer in 2009 while preparing and researching for her own divorce. She was meticulous with gathering evidence for her divorce, a feat that her Attorney recognised.
At that time, 11-year-old Edriuna watched as her mother worked hard to gather the divorce files and was immediately inspired to become a lawyer as well with a particular interest in family law. Edriuna dreamt of attending Harvard Law School.
In 2017, Daphne finally decided to pursue her law studies. At this period, Edriuna, her daughter, had just completed her bachelor’s degree in political science from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama.
With the help of the family, Daphne secured admission for a Law Degree at the Birmingham School of Law and her daughter, Edruina, who had been accepted for a Law Degree by many universities decided to enrol at Birmingham School of Law with her mother.
Speaking about her daughter’s decision to enrol with her, Daphne said:
“I welcomed the change while smiling from ear to ear, anticipating our journey together”.
They enrolled together throughout the academic period and in 2022, they were both among the nearly 85 graduates being awarded a Juris Doctorate degree.
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“When my name was called at commencement, my smile, walk, pace and movement while receiving my law degree were intentional,”,
“I crossed the finish line, and my lesson was taught to my children — not to mention the exhilarating feeling of standing in wait on the steps watching my daughter receive her Juris Doctorate, as well, so we could walk to our seats together.”