Meet Nelson Boyle, Temple History ’97. Today, I’m a trial lawyer in Denver, Colorado, helping ordinary people. As a lawyer, I’ve won important appeals, received peer recognition, and served on boards of national and state trial lawyer associations.
I owe much of my professional success to the Temple History Department. Phil Evanson and the Latin American Studies Semester gave me more understanding of the world than I could explain in 300 words. Peter Gran taught me invaluable methods for systems analysis of modern nation states. Russ Weigley supported my love of America’s military past. Teshale Tibebu made me dig deep to try to understand the history of Southern Africa. Together, Temple history professors instilled in me rigorous research methods and critical thinking skills. These form the foundation of my professional life. As a lawyer representing ordinary people, I draw from my College of Liberal Arts education daily. Without CLA and Temple History, I would not succeed as a trial lawyer.
Photo Caption: Temple hat Montgomery after Selma March, March 21-25, 2015