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Faith and Justice Spring Break Trip Applications | Due December 20

Planning for the second annual Faith and Justice Spring Break Trip to visit the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama is under way. The trip will take place during the second half of the law school spring break, from Thursday, March 9 to Saturday March 11, 2023.

The memorial and museum were developed by attorney Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of the book Just Mercy (also adapted into a feature film) 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 law school faculty, participants will share meals and debrief together, and will be encouraged to reflect 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 JD students (including 1Ls), and requires an application process. The trip is sponsored by the Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion & Ethics and the Office of Student Life, Diversity and Belonging. More information is available in this FAQ document.

Applications are available at Faith & Justice Spring Break Trip and are due no later than December 20, 2022 for earliest consideration.