Patricia Wilson and Blake Morant Discuss Faith and Black Leadership -- Dean's Speaker Series
Baylor University School of Law Associate Dean Patricia Wilson and Straus Distinguished Visiting Professor Blake Morant discussed faith and Black leadership at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law on February 23 as part of the Dean's Speaker Series and in recognition of Black History Month. The conversation addressed the ways the Black community, and the legal community in general, have engaged with faith in conjunction with leadership skills.
Dean Wilson and Professor Morant reflected on their law careers inside and outside of academia. They provided personal insights about being people of faith in the legal profession, particularly the calling to live out their faith. They also spoke about leading in faithful responses to racial injustice. Dean Wilson commented that the key term in "social justice" is "justice." Both Dean Wilson and Professor Morant spoke about the importance of mentorship and that new attorneys should be proactive in seeking out mentors who can guide them in the lifelong journey of defining how to integrate their faith as leaders and lawyers.
The Pepperdine Caruso Law Dean's Speaker Series welcomes distinguished scholars, judges, government officials, and leaders to campus to share their views on important current issues. Additional information on the series may be found at Dean's Speaker Series.