The New York Law School community mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, a champion of justice and democracy who inspired people the world over. A global humanitarian, Mr. Mandela devoted his life to ending inequality, poverty, and racism. He envisioned a democratic society for his beloved homeland, one with equal opportunities for all. He holds a special place in the hearts of New Yorkers. In 1990, he came to our City to share his vision for a South Africa free from apartheid. He was welcomed as a hero during this historic visit, and New Yorkers came out in droves to show support and share in his vision for justice and equality. He will forever be a symbol of grace, courage, and freedom. His memory will remind us of our responsibility to end injustice and that one person can truly change the world.