The mission of the College of Law is to foster a more just society through legal education. The college provides the opportunity for a rigorous legal education, enabling a diverse population of students to become accomplished, ethical citizen-lawyers who will make significant contributions to the region, the nation, and the world. The College will continue to be a major foundation of the legal community in the region, having educated outstanding lawyers, judges, public servants, and business people. For more than a century, the college has provided an opportunity to qualified students to improve their own lives by serving others. Towards that end, the college will enhance its tradition as an institution committed to excellence in teaching, service, and other intellectual inquiry. The college will be recognized for the capacity of its graduates to counsel and represent their clients effectively, and for the ability of its students, graduates, and faculty to think critically about our society’s strengths and weaknesses and to have the theoretical, doctrinal, and practical legal expertise to promote social justice, individual freedom, and economic growth. The college will be distinguished as an accomplished and highly regarded institution, renowned for being creative, accessible, and compassionate.