The Catholic University of America

 

 

Bonding Over Lunch

 

For the first time, the law school held a social lunch for the entire first-year class, aimed at allowing students, professors and staff to get to know each other in a relaxed and informal setting.
 
The March 19 event brought nearly 100 1Ls to the tables set up in the law school’s atrium, and a majority of the faculty attended as well.
 
The two-hour affair provided an opportunity for students to share any thoughts, suggestions or concerns they may have six months into their law school careers, and to hear from Dean Veryl Miles such welcome pieces of news as the recently calculated 94 percent job placement rate for the Class of 2009.
 
The occasion was enlivened by an amusing CUA Law trivia contest between tables, deftly emceed by Financial Aid Director David Schrock, who asked such questions as “Which CUA law alumni are sitting U.S. senators and which states do they represent?”  (Answer: Tom Harkin, Iowa; and Robert Casey, Pennsylvania).
 
Winners received Starbucks gift cards. As a mood lifter and cohesion builder, the luncheon appeared to succeed on all counts and will probably be repeated in the future.