When last did you hear that a mother and daughter graduated from the same University on the same day?
… you’ve probably not!
But, 52 year old Daphne Davis and her 26 year old daughter, Edriuna literally broke a record of 107years after they graduated from the Birmingham School of Law.
Daphne stated that her love and passion for law was ignited when she was preparing to divorce her husband.
Almost single handedly, Daphe did all the researches and preparations for her own divorce and even got complemented from her own attorney.
This whole divorce scenario birthed the idea of Studying law. In 2017, Daphne decided to give it a try.
With the help and support of her two children, she applied to Birmingham School of Law, just before the end of the admission and she got in.
All the while, her daughter Edriuna was awed about how her mother took up her divorce case, how she searched for evidences and how she acted like a real attorney.
This increased the passion and zeal she had for law and also decided to give a try too.
In the same year, Edriuna earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Tuskegee University and was accepted to several law schools.
She was working for a judge in the Jefferson County Domestic Relations Circuit Court and decided to stay in Alabama to also enter the Birmingham School of Law where her mother had previously enrolled.
The mother and the daughter also stated that it was full of fun for the both of them but of course there were challenges.
One of which was Edriuna health issue she had in 2020. She had just given birth to her son and was diagnosed of postpartum cardiomyopathy, which caused her heart failure but she held on tight and that phase of their life was over.
The duo also encountered other challenges but together they pulled through and eventually graduated together.
“When my name was called at commencement, my smile, walk, pace and movement while receiving my law degree were intentional,” Daphne told the Birmingham Times.
“I crossed the finish line, and my lesson was taught to my children — not to mention the exhilarating feeling of standing in wait on the steps watching my daughter receive her Juris Doctorate, as well, so we could walk to our seats “I was super excited to be able to experience this journey with my mother,” Edriuna said. “I don’t know of anyone else who went to law school and graduated with their mother.”