The shared common reader is a unique opportunity to engage in a meaningful conversation with your fellow students and to begin to share in the intellectual life of the entire UD community. The book is read before arriving on campus with speakers, films, and other cultural events, organized around the theme of the book throughout your first semester.

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Just Mercy

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time

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Posted on 08/03/2015

2015 Common Reader Essay Contest

Bryan Stevenson’s book challenges us to consider what justice truly is.

In your essay, detail how Stevenson’s book has helped to shape your own view of justice and what you and your UD peers can do to uphold and protect that view. Be sure to use textual evidence from the book to bolster your thinking.

Posted on 06/10/2015

Bryan Stevenson, author of the 2015 First Year Common Reader "Just Mercy," will visit the University of Delaware campus on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. He will speak in Mitchell Hall at 5:00pm with overflow available in Kirkbride 206. Real time captioning will be provided. Attendees who require additional accommodations should call the First Year Seminar office at 831-3330.

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