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Semester’s End Draws Near with Lighting of Christmas Tree


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In a holiday tradition anticipated by the entire law school community, the lighting of the Christmas tree on Nov. 24 marked the end of classes, the brief respite of Thanksgiving, and the semester’s final exams that await.
Assistant Dean for Student Support Maura DeMouy, Rev. Jude DeAngelo, O.F.M., and law school Dean Daniel F. Attridge all offered brief remarks, urging students to take a breather from the work of law school to reflect upon the blessings of love, community, family, and friendship during the time of Advent.
The dean made a point of congratulating first-year students who have nearly completed their initial semester of law school, often considered one of the most challenging.
“We are all part of the same community here. Symbols like this tree draw us together,” said Dean Attridge.
Then, with the ceremonial flick of a switch, the law school’s Christmas tree was illuminated once again, gladdening the hearts of the assembled community. It will remain lit though the end of the academic semester.