Abstract

This is an article from a Symposium In Honor of Professor Milner S. Ball. This article describes Professor Ball's dedication towards public interest law and encourages others to join the the fight for justice.

Fighting for a more just society-a society that treats all of its members with dignity and respect-calls for courage, passion, and vision. People with those qualities who choose to work in the public interest will discover the joy of having a "job" that many days is exhilarating and rewarding and often is just plain fun.' There will also, however, be difficult days. Surviving those days and sticking around for the next day's fight requires a somewhat irrational anticynicism in the face of overwhelming odds, a sentiment more commonly known as hope. For those fighting in the public interest, hold fast to your sense of hope.