What can one say about Dean Anna Shavers? She was a powerhouse and a light whose presence filled every room. She was caring and compassionate. She was a confidant who always gave her students a shoulder to cry on, and she was a mentor who shaped the lives of many. Dean Shavers was willing to be vulnerable and share her experiences—a trait not traditionally attributed to law school. On the contrary, law school is known for tossing students into the deep end of learning. Most students start school with scary stories of how difficult the reading will be, and how professors will torment them using the Socratic method. There are few, if any, stories of professors being supportive or sharing their experiences. Yet, Dean Shavers allowed herself to be vulnerable. By sharing her experiences, she not only shared her knowledge, but also provided guidance and hope.
Lessons from Dean Shavers,
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