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Mission and Values


To ensure that students develop the knowledge, skills, and values that are at the heart of becoming trusted, highly adept, professional lawyers who are respected for serving clients, their communities, and justice.

Our Values

We believe and model:

  • respect for the law and the importance of lawyers in a free society
  • equitable access to education
  • diversity of background and viewpoint
  • excellence in teaching that serves the students and their learning needs
  • high standards of ethics and professionalism
  • evolution of the competencies lawyers need in an ever-changing world
  • support of successful entry and advancement in the bar and other professions
  • assumption of leadership roles and service to the community
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