This past weekend provided another piece of evidence that our Law Center is on the right track to achieving its ambitions. Our renewed Holiday Coffee attracted an overflow crowd of alumni and friends, including representatives from our first (1950) and most recent (2007) graduating classes, LL.M.’s, Foreign Scholars and members of the judiciary. It was very clear to me that our school enjoys the strong support of alums and lawyers throughout the legal profession.
Topics of conversation in the Frankel and Hendricks Heritage rooms ranged from our new initiatives in environmental law and children’s law to the record LSAT scores for our first-year students. Many people asked about the new graduate-student housing that is taking shape across the street from our campus, and they were eager to learn how the building will change the dynamic for the Law Center when it opens in 2009.
In short, the mood at our Holiday Coffee was upbeat, optimistic and focused on the future. Those are perfect themes not only for my final Dean’s Note of 2007, but also for the New Year to come. We have an ambitious slate of goals for the Law Center, and our alumni and friends will certainly play a large role in helping us to achieve them.
FYI, I will be traveling during the holidays including a few weeks in Lisbon. As always, I encourage you to send along any comments or questions by e-mail or otherwise, and I will respond promptly.
Best wishes to you and your family for a happy and safe holiday season.