AUWCL Community Publishes Tributes to Congressman and Professor Emeritus Jamie Raskin
May 17, 2021
On Friday, May 14, four of Congressman Jamie Raskin’s dearest friends and colleagues from American University Washington College of Law – Professors Angela Davis, Robert Dinerstein, Elliott Milstein, and Ann Shalleck – presented him with a tribute book honoring his leadership and patriotism (see photos). The book contains personal letters from 40 AUWCL community members, recognizing Congressman Raskin’s commitment to democracy and his role as lead house impeachment manager during the second impeachment trial of former President Trump.
The cover features an iconic photo of Congressman Raskin and the impeachment managers delivering the articles of impeachment to the United States Senate. VIEW THE ONLINE VERSION
“Earlier this year, as I watched you lead the impeachment managers and deliver that brilliant opening statement from the floor of the United States Senate, I again thought of Dr. King’s words – ‘A heart full of grace. A soul generated by love,’” says Professor Angela Davis in her tribute letter. “Your willingness to put your country first – to serve others – during the most painful time in your life, demonstrates that extraordinary grace and love. I am so grateful to you – not only for your selfless devotion to your country but also for your indomitable spirit, your compassion for all human beings, and your willingness to use your considerable gifts to help others.”
The book contains letters from deans, faculty members, staff members, and former staff members, many of whom collaborated with Professor Raskin for much of his 25 years at AUWCL while he was a constitutional law professor, Director of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, Director of the Program on Law and Government, and an Associate Dean. He now holds the title of professor emeritus at the law school.
Congressman Raskin was appointed lead house impeachment manager for the latest impeachment trial on Jan. 12. He currently is serving his third term as the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. He sits on the Judiciary, House Oversight, House Administration, and Rules Committees and the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis.