First Years Explore Chicago

New 1Ls toured important legal and business sites in Chicago on Sept. 17.
Judge Donald R. Cassling, '76, spoke on a panel of judges at Sidley Austin.
Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman talked about her road to the judiciary.
The 1Ls heard from many alumni, including lawyers, judges, and business leaders.
The students learned about the many career possibilities the law offers.
Brittany Gorin said the Class of 2015 has started to bond.
Judge and Senior Lecturer Diane Wood with Dean of Students Amy Gardner.
Diana White, '81, of the Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF) talks to students.
Students interested in public interest work visited LAF.
White, left, often talks with Law School students about public interest careers.
Students navigated Downtown Chicago to make it from site to site.
Jenner & Block was the last stop of the day.
The panel talked about balancing their work and their personal lives.
Students listened to and met a number of law firm partners.
Benjamin Hudgens, '15, has worked for a nonprofit and a county government.
The students heard advice about how to approach law school.
Tasneem K. Goodman, '02, gave a tutorial on networking.
The day ended with a reception where students practiced networking.

Photographs by Lloyd DeGrane.