Student Organizations and Interesting Speakers

Yesterday was a prime example of the interesting conversations prompted by our large array of student organizations.

At lunch, the Federalist Society and the LGBT Legal Society co-sponsored a conversation on marriage.  The featured speaker was nationally syndicated columnist, Deroy Murdock.  Mr. Murdock spoke provocatively on his premise that marriage should be completely privatized.  In addition, Professor Shelley Saxer was invited to respond to Mr. Murdock.  Professor Saxer’s response was followed by an interesting Q & A period where our students asked thoughtful, challenging questions.

Later in the afternoon, the Black Law Student Association presented U.S. attorney, Andre Birotte, Jr., whom I featured on this blog earlier in the week.  As anticipated, Mr. Birotte delivered an engaging message.  He focused on the importance of public service and mentorship through sharing his personal story with the students.

These opportunities are simply the first of many that will occur throughout the year.  Our diverse student organizations provide such amazing opportunities for rich conversations!

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