If you ever saw Dean Shavers in our halls, you would have seen that she was the heart of our Law College. Right away during 1L orientation in the fall of 2019, I saw how bright and elegant and warm she was, and also how very, very important she was. That semester, she was serving as the Acting Dean, in addition to being the Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, and one of the most highly regarded experts in immigration law and issues of class, race, gender, and forced migration. Not to mention how integral she was to countless other important committees and task forces for the University and the Lincoln community. The last thing I thought I would ever do was bother Dean Shavers with any of my problems. I was certainly eager to take her classes, as I had come to law school with hopes of becoming an immigration attorney. But I believed my goal would only be achieved by spending the next few years keeping quiet and keeping my head down. Nevertheless, Dean Shavers insisted that she wanted to hear from students—particularly students of color—and that her door was always open.
Bright, Elegant, and Important: Remarks from Dean Shavers’ Memorial,
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