As we embark on the new academic year, I wanted to share this statement from our campus leadership about the tragic events in Charlottesville and what they mean for us. We at the UW Law School want to reiterate that statement’s explicit and unambiguous rejection of white supremacy, neo-Nazism and the ideology of hate.
Our Law School has always been and continues to be a place that strives to embrace, recognize and value the rich diversity of our community. As lawyers and lawyers-to-be, we also share a profound commitment to justice and to the rule of law. While we embrace the free exchange of ideas and viewpoints, we are not required to be neutral about viewpoints that are antithetical to the values of our University and our nation.
In this challenging time for our nation and our community, the study of law has never been more important. As you all go about this very meaningful work, if there is more we can do to make UW Law School a place that is welcoming, supportive and safe to all members of our community, I hope you will let me know.
Fred W. & Vi Miller Dean and Professor of Law
University of Wisconsin Law School
Submitted by Law School News on August 17, 2017
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