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She writes, "A petition for an order of protection requires a clear, pithy, and concise narrative that outlines the history of abuse and demonstrates an urgent need for legal protection. The close reading and critical writing skills I gained while studying English at CSB/SJU enable me to listen to my clients' stories, pick out the relevant details, and write convincing petitions that accurately portray their situations. Additionally, my theoretical basis in feminist literature has helped me to analyze the ways sexist perspectives permeate our judicial system and affect law enforcement. Armed with a feminist outlook, I can better understand the emotional and political barriers my clients face in the courtroom and in the home. This sensitivity makes me a stronger, more creative, and more effective advocate."