Fighting For Justice: Statement on George Floyd from Dean Crocker

June 03, 2020
Ten days since George Floyd was killed and my heart continues to break for Mr. Floyd and for the devastation his death is causing his family, his community, our community, our nation, and our world. Our anger, fear, frustration, and outrage are both appropriate and inadequate. I join President’s Garibaldi’s call for us all to vote—vote to make a positive difference. I know voting is not enough but it is one action we can all take. The BLSA E-Board identified additional actions—please read their important letter.

As a community we stand for justice, for equality, and for peace. As lawyers and as students studying to become lawyers, we have a special obligation and privilege to use our skills to fight for justice. It is not always easy, but it is always worth it. You are needed now more than ever.

Phyllis L Crocker
Dean and Professor of Law