As the semester quickly draws to a close I wanted to take this opportunity to recognize all the amazing student-organization events that have occurred on our campus this semester.
By the time this issue of Pro Se reaches you, our student body will have executed several fantastic events. Phi Alpha Delta hosted a kick-ball tournament for incoming 1Ls which promises to be a great ongoing tradition. Mock Trial Society had continued success with its William R. Davis Mock Trial Competition. Connecticut Insurance Law Journal worked with Insurance Law Center to host the first of two Symposia in a single semester. Moreover, Moot Court Board welcomed another incoming class to the Board after an extremely competitive William H. Hastie Moot Court Competition. Moot Court Board and Mock Trial Society also collaborated for the first time to host Litigation Week. Connecticut Law Review, Connecticut Insurance Law Journal and Insurance Law Center hosted their Fall Symposium (the second Symposium with which Connecticut Insurance Law Journal was associated) surrounding healthcare reform in the United States—an event that hosted twenty-nine speakers in just thirty-six hours—quite an accomplishment. Finally, and certainly not least, Public Interest Law Group hosted another wonderful auction to help raise funds for its Fellowship Program.
The above list is not nearly exhaustive of all the student-based programs that occurred on campus just this fall but it is indicative of the incredible work of your fellow students. I think it is important that we all recognize the hard-work and dedication involved in planning these complex, well-attended and successful events. I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to all those students—and administrators without whom all these events would not be possible — that helped enhance our campus so much over a single semester.
Finally, do not forget that the SBA will be doing what it can to ease the frustration and stress of finals week. The SBA, Law School Foundation and Dean’s Office will be hosting, for the first time, a joint Holiday Party on December 6. Also, the SBA and Dean’s Office will be offering Midnight Breakfast before finals on December 12 at 9:30 p.m. (not midnight) in the Library Entrance Corridor. Additionally, the SBA will be providing free coffee at the Co-op during finals week.
Best of luck on finals to everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season.
Marco A. Allocca