After the Navy, I went back to law school,
here at Georgetown, and then served at the U.S. Attorney’s Office as both a
federal prosecutor and then an outreach and reentry coordinator. So I
helped to start the district of New Jersey’s first federal prisoner reentry
court. In other words, helping some people coming out of our federal prison
successfully re-enter our communities. [Interviewer] What inspired you to go to law school?
[Rep. Sherrill] Well I think I have long just loved serving the country and after serving
the military, being concerned about some of the things that were going on at the
time, torture and rendition things that I had been told as somebody who went
through prisoner of war training that the United States would never do, I
thought it was time to go to law school and understand the legal ways that we
can support the American values that we have.