kid-a wrote:We just got the announcement that we're going to have a pretty exciting visitor come to our campus next academic year.
For those of you coming to L&C, Chief Justice John Roberts will be part of your 1L experience.
What does that mean? To what extent is he going to be part of the '1L experience'
Hi! I haven't been on the blog to clarify, so thanks for your patience. You might already know that L&C is the only school with a lecture series established by a sitting Justice (Kennedy), so we're on their radar. Our Dean is well-connected and a decent guy to boot, so in recent years we've had Justice Kennedy come twice, Justice Scalia, and we received notice that Chief Justice Roberts will be coming to campus this academic year, with the caveat they are still confirming which date. Not everything that happens on campus is on the website.
From past experience with distinguished visitors, they have generally taught a class or two, had a special Q&A with students at lunch, and give a lecture in the evening for the legal community on campus. It seems Justices enjoy students very much and have been very open and accessible; Justice Kennedy was especially engaged and went beyond.
I might have been more reserved to say that you'd have an opportunity instead of an experience. You'll have to decide for yourself.