What do law students do for fun you ask? Well dump buckets of ice water on their professors’ heads of course. William & Mary Law School professors took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by challenging the students to match their donation of $500. In return, the students would be able to dump the buckets on the professors. The Law School Community ended up raising more than $1,000 for the cause! On August 28th, the ceremonial dumping occurred!
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become a nationwide phenomenon in order to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Dean Douglas wore a Lou Gehrig Yankees shirt in honor of the professional baseball player who suffered from and brought awareness to the disease. Dean Douglas also took part in the event by getting a bucket of ice water dumped on his head as well! Needless to say, being a spectator to the event was great! It looked a little something like this…
Even as a 1L, two of the professors that partook in the event were professors for my current classes! It was amusing to watch. Little events like this instantly bring a sense of comfort from feeling that you are part of a community. I think you know you’re in the right place when you feel that sense of comfort. It was a great experience for my first couple weeks of law school!
If you want to check out the dumping for yourself, watch the video below!
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