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The Life and Legal Career of President Barack Obama

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Barack Obama is the current front-runner for the 2008 Democratic presidential candidate nomination. Many Americans have been following Obama's pursuit of the job of president, but some forget that Obama is also a civil rights attorney. Obama graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991, where he was also elected the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review. After law school Obama went to Chicago, wrote a book, and worked as a law associate for Illinois civil litigation law firm Miner, Barnhill & Galland. In 1993 Obama also began working as a constitutional law lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School.
 
The Life and Legal Career of President Barack Obama

Many people may not realize it, but junior United States Senator from Illinois and current Democratic front-runner in the 2008 U.S. presidential election Barack Obama is actually an attorney. Obama's background includes community organizing, university lecturing, and practicing as a civil rights attorney.

Obama grew up in Hawaii and lived in Jakarta, Indonesia, for four years before he returned to Hawaii to finish high school. After graduating from high school, Obama moved to California and attended Occidental College for two years.

Obama next went on to continue his education in New York City, transferring to Columbia University to study political science with an emphasis in international relations. Obama earned his bachelor's degree in 1983, and he quickly got active in the business world.

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