Villanova University School of Law celebrated the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with service opportunities and a keynote address that honored the life and work of the iconic civil rights leader.
On Monday, January 20—the federal holiday marking the birthday of Dr. King—members of the Villanova Law community participated in the 2014 MLK Day of Service. Volunteers painted, cleaned, did yard work and helped prepare for an upcoming Valentine event at SpArc, Philadelphia, which provides advocacy, referral, family support and legislative action services to people with intellectual disabilities and their families.
The Law School’s MLK events continued on Monday, January 27 with the annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture, sponsored by Pepper Hamilton. This year’s keynote speaker was Mildred Robinson, the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Robinson’s talk—based on a paper titled, “Skin in the Game: Invisible Taxpayers, Invisible Citizens?”—focused on the theme of economic justice, an issue that was very important to Dr. King.