August 25th, 2014 – Orientation Issue
Fall Preview: UConn Law to Host Several Events in 2014
by Nina Pelc-Faszcza
Welcome to UConn Law! UConn is an extremely vibrant and involved community, with dozens of student organizations that host fun and informative events on campus all year round. There will be a Student Organization Fair on Thursday August 28th at 12:30pm, where you will get a chance to walk around and talk to the executive board members of each and every group on campus, collect in- formation about the group and how to join, and make connections with other students.
To start the year off right, here are some details of upcoming events that you can look forward to. Look out for emails throughout the semester regard- ing numerous other events that will be taking place on campus and check Pro Se online for updates.
Sneak Peek: Getting Involved at UConn Law
by Jaime Welsh
Student organizations are an excel- lent way to meet your peers and get involved with an activity that interests you. UConn Law’s student organizations range from affinity groups to those that are more academically focused. Here is a brief glimpse of some of the student organizations on campus.
Public Interest Law Group
The Public Interest Law Group (PILG) is one of the largest and most involved student organizations at UConn Law. In addition to running and organizing the PILG Auction, which provides fellowships to law students who take summer public interest positions, PILG coordinates most of the pro bono opportunities on campus. There are numerous pro bono programs and the time commitments vary from one or two days a year, to once or twice per week.
Getting to Know Hartford, Connecticut
by Erin O’Dea
As the city boasts, “Hartford Has It!” This silly slogan perfectly describes the Hartford area. As a New York resident, I had no idea what was in store for me when I moved to Hartford as a 1L. After two years of living in and becoming familiar with the area, I can confidently provide a list of all of the important places you need to know about to make the most of your Hart- ford experience.
For the socialite: you can always find a good crowd on McLadden’s in West Hartford Center any night of the week. Also, the Half-Door is a UConn Law tradition. Right down the street from the law school, it often hosts trivia nights and music. Wednesday is $2 Irish Draft night – always a hit with the financially struggling law students in the area. In general, West Hartford Center has a ton of great places to out with your new classmates, including Bar Taco and The Elbow Room. Also, give the Shish Kebab House of Afghanistan a shot when you are not in the mood for a crowded bar. If you are looking to watch a game, head to Damon’s Tavern.