The inaugural Mizzou Law One Read program kicks off this fall with Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Students, staff and faculty are encouraged to read the book during the summer and participate in discussions and events relating to the book during the fall semester.
Each year, a One Read book will be chosen because it relates to law, the legal profession or legal education, and it relates to current issues. Events related to issues of race and the experience of “otherness” have been ongoing subjects of current events this year. Just Mercy recounts Stevenson’s experiences representing people on death row as part of a nonprofit law practice and demands lawyers see the world from another’s perspective. The book can be purchased, borrowed from the Law Library or a public library.