The Justice Mission Conference had a special resonance for me. The Conference was an affirmation of the values that have led me to Touro, as well as a springboard for changes in my own teaching. The Conference nurtured inclinations and aspirations to furthering social justice through our teaching, our scholarship, and the way we relate to our students, to each other and to the world at large. The papers in this symposium memorialize the Conference's richness of insight and experience. The purpose of this essay is to reflect on the immediate and potential ongoing impact the Conference had on me and my colleagues from Touro. I am sure we are not unique in the nature or the variety of ideas that the Conference generated for us. Nonetheless, what follows is a tribute to the Conference presenters who gave so much to the rest of us, as well as a possible inspiration to those looking for simple possibilities for furthering social justice in their own academic experience.


The Justice Mission of American Law Schools