Kevin Brosseau was a long way from the farm he grew up on in Bonnyville as he walked through the halls of Harvard University’s law school. After taking a leave of absence from his job with the RCMP, remortgaging his home and saying goodbye to his wife in Canada, Brosseau was ready to see his childhood dream come true.
He always had a fascination with the law and said he didn’t want to have any ‘what ifs’ in his life. At 35, he had graduated from the law program at the University of Alberta and decided to apply to the Ivy League institution. ”I had applied on the advice of a professor at the law school – not thinking I would get accepted,” Brosseau said. “I just threw caution to the wind and gave it a whirl.”
Brosseau was inspired by the atmosphere at Harvard. He said it was a mosaic of international students. In his class, there were 60 countries represented. ”It was that mind-blowing experience. It really expanded my world view,” he said.
A stipulation of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship he received was that he return home after he completed his one-year master’s degree…
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