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Guests take in a speaker's remarks during the reception for first-year Columbus School of Law students held at the offices of McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP on Feb. 10, 2009.

So Far, So Good

A little reinforcement can go a long way, which is why the Columbus School of Law has traditionally invited 1Ls who have successfully completed their difficult first semester to an elegant reception that conveys a simple, welcome message: good job.

This year's reception for first-year day students was held on Feb. 10 and hosted within the beautifully appointed offices of McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP in downtown Washington, D.C. It was the first time the well-known firm has hosted the event, which was organized by CUA law alumnus Song K. Jung, 1996, who is also a member of the law school's Board of Visitors.

"The first semester is always the hardest and worst part is over" Dean Veryl Miles reassured the relaxing guests.

First-year evening students will also receive their turn in the sun, at a reception to be held at Akin Gump on March 5, 2009. That event will be hosted by David A. Donohoe, 1962, also a member of the Board of Visitors, and Charles W. Johnson, IV, 1994.