April 19, 2023

Concord Law School grad Dolan Williams shares lessons learned – and his commitment to family

Concord Law School grad Dolan Williams shares lessons learned – and his commitment to family

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Maybe you know the feeling. You’re settled into a comfortable job and hitting targets. Things are going well. Then it happens. The rumor mills start creaking into motion, and with one word, your heart sinks: layoffs.

That’s exactly where Dolan Williams found himself in 2010.

“There were probably three major rounds of layoffs per year,” Williams says. “I knew it was a matter of time before I was next. I decided that I needed to make a change, but I just didn’t know what that was.”

With his wife at home taking care of their three children and a fourth on the way, there was added pressure.

Then he got a crazy idea. He turned to his wife and asked, “What if I became a lawyer?”

Backed by his family, Williams discovered Concord Law School at Purdue Global, Purdue's online university for working adults. Its reputation and flexibility made it a good choice for him and his family.

Read Williams’ full story on The Perisistent Pursuit website.

Note: Williams served as Purdue Global’s Winter 2023 Commencement speaker. The text of his commencement speech and video of the speech are available online.

About Concord Law School

Concord Law School is part of Purdue Global, a public, nonprofit school within the respected Purdue University system. Founded in 1998, Concord was the first U.S. law school to offer students a traditional law school program online, including interactive live classes, frequent testing with extensive feedback and nationally respected faculty members. Offering rigorous, rewarding online degree programs, Concord provides students with a first-rate law school education that is affordable and reflects the needs of today’s employers, delivered in a convenient, highly supportive environment. For more information, please visit concordlawschool.edu.

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