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January 13, 2021

Dean Joins Others Condemning Violent Capitol Attack

Lewis & Clark Law Dean Jennifer Johnson condemned the violent attack on the capitol in a letter to students on January 9 and in a joint statement with 157 other law deans this week.
  • The United States Capitol Building as viewed from the Senate side.
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Lewis & Clark Law Dean Jennifer Johnson condemned the violent attack on the capitol in a letter to students on January 9 and in a joint statement with 157 other law deans this week.

In her letter to students with the subject line “Yesterday in our Capitol,” Dean Johnson wrote, “regardless of our political affiliations or views, we must stand together to condemn this assault. Peaceful protests play an important role in our democracy but violent attacks on our government do not. In a democracy, we resolve disagreements not by violence, but in accordance with legal process.”

“As lawyers and future lawyers,” addressing students directly, “we have a special obligation to protect the rule of law. While there is much work to do in the days and years ahead and these events have exposed flaws in our system that must be addressed, I have hope for the future because of you – our students and future lawyers.”