Dean Jenkins and 13 Other Law Deans Collaborate on Newly Released Jan. 6 Book

Dean Garry W. Jenkins, along with 13 deans from law schools around the country, recently co-authored a newly published book on the events of Jan. 6, 2021, at the U.S. Capitol.

The book, Beyond Imagination? The January 6 Insurrection, was released yesterday, the one-year anniversary. The book examines the background of January 6th and the day’s events from a legal perspective, in hopes of moving the nation forward toward healing and a recommitment to the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution. Included are chapters on leadership, electoral politics, racism, and the role of law schools in educating attorneys committed to upholding the rule of law. 

Dean Jenkins contributed a chapter entitled, "Repairing Democracy: On Lawyers, Trust, and Leadership."  

Jenkins writes, "[S]ociety needs leaders, including lawyer-leaders, of the first order. Leaders with the capacity to promote communication and connections among diverse constituencies, experiment with new models of engagement, work for the greater good (not for themselves), and reinforce the integrity of our democratic fabric.”

The book was published by West Academic and is available in digital and print format.