MF248 wrote: observationalist wrote:
Rawlsian wrote:Just got back from ASW. The campus is absolutely beautiful--magnolia and dogwood trees everywhere. The students and faculty really impressed me. The school's culture is difficult to articulate, but for lack of better words, it is absolutely a collegial community. There's a great chance I'll be there in the fall.
Don't forget to mention you got served beer by the president of the Vanderbilt Law Brewing Guild. (This assumes I heard you correctly when you said you went by rawlsian on TLS.)
Glad you had a fun time. This coming Friday is the pancake-eating contest, which makes it the third week in a row that we'll be starting off the weekend in Flynn. And this week we won't have a bunch of prospectives drinking all the beer. Not that we don't enjoy your presence or anything.
....you guys even have a law brewing guild????
Yep. Though we unfortunately didn't throw together our materials in time to table at last week's ASW. We will be sampling our first batch (American Pale Ale) at Blackacre this week. The primary goal of the organization is to educate students on a proper understanding of the growing microbrew movement so they can speak eloquently about such matters at networking events, with clients, etc. The same way that winetastings inform your language skills in talking about wine, we help people transition away from a typical college-level understanding of PBR/Bud Light to learn about high-end, environmentally responsible brews. We also have a recent alumnus who decided to forego a career in environmental law to open up a sustainable brewery here in town, so we are also doing some networking with attorneys and investors in the Nashville area.
Regardless of where ya'all end up, though, we're looking in starting up Guilds at other law schools. As a cost-cutting measure it's cheaper than having all the other clubs buy their own beer for social events, at least once you put in the necessary overhead. Our equipment is a basic brewers kit and a force carbonator. Bottles are recycled from the law school to further cut down on cost/waste.