Clark joins law deans around the country in denouncing Jan. 6 attack

January 12, 2021

Dean Annette Clark '89Dean Annette E. Clark '89 joined deans from law schools throughout the country in denouncing the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

The deans' joint statement reads, in part, "The violent attack on the Capitol was an assault on our democracy and the rule of law. The effort to disrupt the certification of a free and fair election was a betrayal of the core values that undergird our Constitution. Lives were lost, the seat of our democracy was desecrated, and our country was shamed." Nearly 160 law school deans signed the statement.

The statement reiterated the importance of law schools to train the next generation of leaders who will uphold those same core values. The attack, they wrote, should be a time of reflection for everyone in the legal profession and legal education.

"We have enormous faith in the law's enduring values and in our students, who will soon lead this profession," the deans wrote.

Read the full statement here.