Faith and Justice
Faith and Justice Spring Break Trip to National Memorial for Peace and Justice--Montgomery, Alabama
Beginning in 2022, the Nootbaar Institute, together with the law school’s Office of Student Life, Diversity and Belonging, has sponsored the Faith and Justice Trip to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama during the second half of the law school spring break. The National Memorial was developed by attorney Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of the book Just Mercy to remember victims of lynching and racial violence in the US. The National Memorial was described in the Washington Post as "one of the most powerful and effective new memorials created in a generation."
The purpose of this trip is to provide a group of law students with a transformative, intimate and faith-based experience in which to explore questions of race, justice, law, and ethics. Together with several members of the law school faculty, participants will share meals and debrief together, and will be encouraged to share their reflections upon visiting the National Memorial through the lens of their faith, personal values, legal education and career goals. Travel, lodging and reasonable group meal costs will be covered. The trip is open to all J.D. students, and requires an application process.
View the application form for the 2023 trip, due December 20, 2022.
2022 Faith and Justice Trip