Anthony Niedwiecki, a former law school dean in San Francisco, took the helm at Mitchell Hamline just weeks after George Floyd’s killing. One of a few openly gay law school deans, he wants to mold Mitchell Hamline into a diverse and inclusive school that educates lawyers who are particularly interested in public service and social justice work. “I’d love to have a school of activists fighting for what they think is important,” he says. The school was well-positioned to handle Covid-19 because it started offering a hybrid online/on-campus law degree in 2015. Niedwiecki wants to spearhead more innovation in online education as law school classes remain virtual through mid-2021.