Morris Dees (r), seen here with alumnus and alumni board president Jim Dimos ’83, was on campus Monday evening to accept the David W. Peck Medal for his achievements in the field of law. Dees is the co-founder and chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Jim Dimos and David Kendall ’66, also a Peck Medal Recipient, were instrumental in Dees’ visit to campus.  David Kendall and Dees worked together in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

Dees’ sage advice wasn’t just about the law but about living.  He urged the attorneys and the students interested in law to try not to plan their careers too much, citing his experiences as an example.  He stressed the need to follow their conscience and their passion in their professional endeavors.  Good advice for all! 

It was a great evening!