Orientation week for our incoming students is coming to a close, and everyone seems very happy--students and faculty alike. Our orientation for 1Ls includes a few days of administrative matters and two days of substance. It's always interesting to see how anxious--no, enthusiastic--students are to get past all of the typical orientation stuff and start wrestling with the reading and the analyzing and the reasoning. Of course, they also enjoy the opportunities to get to know each other. Monday's programming ended with a reception hosted by the state bar association, Tuesday's programming concluded with our annual Rock n Bowl event (only in New Orleans!) where the live band included the US Attorney himself, and today--after an opportunity to meet representatives of about 50 student and community organizations--our Student Bar Association is hosting an event at a local watering hole.
But the party is just about over. This weekend, students will no doubt be hunkered down over casebooks, reading their first assignments. Class starts on Monday, and our upper level students will return. So in just a few days, our building will be filled once more with the pitter-patter of 775 JDs and 35 LLMs.