Students, faculty come together for annual Law Week

By Lauren Rovira/Staff Writer

From March 27 through March 29, the law school was abuzz as the Student Bar Association brought together students and faculty for Law Week.

“Law Week is on the Student Bar Association’s agenda from day one,” said Robert Scavone Jr., president of the SBA. “There are three objectives to Law week; building camaraderie among the students,  creating events where the students and faculty can have fun together and creating time throughout the day where students can take a break from studying to have some fun.”

In preparation for the annual Barrister’s Ball, which was held March 31, the Student Bar Association and affiliate groups at the law school hosted a number of events for law students to enjoy.

“Traditionally, the entire SBA Board chips in to make sure Law Week is a success,” Scavone said. “This year was no different; however, we also teamed up with the Hispanic Law Students Association this year.”

Students were invited on March 27 to the large courtroom to listen to guest speaker Robert Coppel, director of training and professionalism for the Public Defender’s Office.

“Inspirational People in Criminal Law” featured Coppel speaking about his experiences as a felony trial and training attorney.

All students who had an interest in criminal law were invited to attend the event.

The following evening, SBA hosted a Rock Band Night. The students had set up a band ensemble in the large courtroom and were equipped to have up to three vocalists. The event took place between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and dinner was provided.

To top it off, SBA and the Hispanic Law Students Association held Salsa Night on March 29.

Salsa night featured volunteer instructors from within the law school student body who gave lessons to those who requested them.

“The SBA and HLSA co-hosted ‘Salsa Night’ with the current HLSA President, Christina Vilaboa, and other HLSA members giving salsa lessons, while the SBA provided paella,” Scavone said.

“Both nights were hits among the students.”

Law week ended with the Barristers’ ball, where the SBA announced the members of the association for the following year.

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