The first week of law school is like trying to go from sitting still to a full sprint. During Law Week, the law school faculty, staff, and current students did an excellent job facilitating this transition via poignant lectures and, of course, multiple free lunches.
Sitting in the Kimball Theatre in Colonial Williamsburg, listening to Dean Douglas deliver his opening speech, which focused on the rich history of the law school as well as the diversity of the class, was an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. However, I believe the less formal events may end up having the most impact on my future here. Whether it was casual conversations that I had during the ice-cream social with professors or connections that I made throughout the week with my fellow classmates, I now feel a sense of comfort that I know will be needed during my next two years here in Williamsburg.
All in all, Law Week is difficult to describe. It’s tough to put in words the feeling that I got when Dean Douglas handed me my Class of 2017 hat (a tradition here). I can’t begin to describe how nervous and excited I was to participate in my first Torts class with Professor Rajec. What I can say is that I now understand the necessity for Law Week because it helped me feel prepared to take the steps needed to become both a graduate from William and Mary Law School and a successful lawyer.
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