Leading the School: Jobs & Law School Affordability in the New World of Law
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Members of the 1901 Society were invited to participate in this highly interactive working session regarding two of the most important issues facing the Law School: meeting the challenges of the new legal employment environment and improving law school affordability. The event was led by Dean Nick Allard and included special presentations by Vice Dean Michael Cahill, Assistant Dean of Career Development Karen Eisen, and Associate Director of Admissions Alicia Meehan on the current strategies related to these topics. Following the presentations, members divided into break-out groups to discuss in-depth ways to increase students’ job prospects and improve law school affordability. Thoughts and insights centered on using BLS alumni to serve as BLS ambassadors, increasing the resources in the Career Services Department, enhancing our curricular specialties to help burnish students’ credentials, and building the BLS network. This event emphasized the importance of 1901 Society members not only through their generosity to the Law School, but in helping to cultivate an alumni culture and community that will strengthen the school’s position in the outside world.
1901 Society Premiere: Shakespeare and the Law
Monday, April 7, 2014
Members of the 1901 Society were invited to this exclusive and highly interactive program at the newly constructed Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn. Highlights included a backstage tour of this state-of-the-art facility, a special presentation by the Theatre’s staff, and a discussion panel moderated by Dean Allard regarding legal matters presented in Shakespeare’s work. Additionally, there were breakout group discussions among 1901 Society Members, BLS faculty and students, and student presentations that summarized their groups’ findings. Our Premiere introduced the collaborative and unique working relationship that the 1901 Society has with the Dean and Law School faculty and students.
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