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We Pray for Justice

As a community committed to the Jesuit ideals of justice, equity, and the dignity and humanity of all people, we stand together to share our sadness, and express how deeply troubled we are by the unjustified death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota last Monday.


Loyola University New Orleans College of Law calls upon the appropriate authorities, including the U.S. Department of Justice, to hold the offending police officers accountable under the law.  


As a community of law professors, lawyers, and law students, we stand for a law enforcement culture in which all people, regardless of race, are protected, not victimized. We believe in a system of laws that demands justice at every level.  


We pray that the demonstrations currently taking place in Minneapolis, here in New Orleans, and in cities and towns around the country are non-violent. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Floyd’s family and all those who have been affected by this tragedy as we continue to work and learn together to build a more just society.



Madeleine M. Landrieu
Dean and Judge Adrian G. Duplantier 
Distinguished Professor of Law