“Anger can be righteous and eloquent”: Black Law deans send very personal messages to their students


Editor’s note: In the wake of nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism, we published a story in which we compiled statements from a number of law deans emphasizing the responsibility of the legal profession to seek justice and lead the way to reform. However, we did not include testimonies from black law deans. We should have.

On June 11, the Association of American Law Schools launched the Law Dean’s Anti-Racist Clearinghouse Project, curated by Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean of Boston University School of Law, Kimberly Mutcherson, Dean of Rutgers Law School, Carla D. Pratt, Carla D. Pratt, Washburn University School of Law, Danielle Holley-Walker, Dean of Howard University School of Law, and Danielle M., Dean of Pennsylvania State Dickinson Law. Conway. The aim of the project, according to its website, is to establish a commitment to “a sustainable anti-racist agenda”, starting with the “listening phase”: “Before we start leading the work as a group to combat systemic racism, it is crucial to listen to the voices of black deans, indigenous deans and other deans personally affected by police violence.”



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