“I do solemnly swear to uphold, protect, and preserve the Constitution…” This is the oath that nearly every US attorney, justice, and even some paralegals commit to. Every legal professional contributes in some way to upholding these rights in their daily work. 

Here are seven influential lawyers whose contributions have left an unforgettable mark on today’s legal world by influencing social trends and propelling legislation forward towards a more peaceful, inclusive, ethical, and just world.