The pandemic affected virtually every aspect of the ways in which IU McKinney educates and trains students and transforms them into the next generation of lawyers. In response, the school articulated the goal that the law school would thrive — not merely survive.
When I recently saw the video of George Floyd’s extrajudicial killing by law enforcement, a familiar sense of anguish, fury, hopelessness, and malaise swept over me. So did a sense of helplessness. We had seen this video before, over the long and many years. We had read this story. And yet, I had never before witnessed such a starkly calm extinguishment of a human life — a Black human life.
Incoming McKinney dean Bravo: ‘Failure to speak up would let down the law school and legal community’
The incoming dean of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law says in a letter today that she has a duty and obligation as the school’s first black leader to speak out in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and protests that followed.