OK, Chris Liwski is not just representing America's immigrants in Beijing. The Canadian-born rower will be representing America's lawyers as well. As far as I know, he's the only lawyer competing as an Olympic athlete. The 2007 Boston University Law School grad is currently clerking remotely for Johnson & Johnson. Presumably, he has other distractions right now (like the pursuit of a gold medal).

That Liwski was able to win bronze and gold medals at the 2006 and 2007 world championships is incredibly impressive in and of itself. That he could do it while he was a law student is just amazing. Before the law degree, by the way, he went abroad and earned a master's degree in environmental policy at Oxford.

Good luck Chris from all of your fellow attorneys here in America!

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