Tammye Raster | January 8, 2020
One of the unique strengths of Notre Dame Law School is its extensive and extremely dedicated alumni network. The value of the alumni network has never been more evident than during this unprecedented semester where Notre Dame lawyers from all over the country navigated the virtual world to meet with students during online "tailgates" and lunchtime panels. Overall, 300 students and 175 alumni participated in these virtual events.
“As someone new to the Notre Dame community, I found the virtual tailgates to be a wonderful introduction to our values — building supportive networks, continuing academic and career engagement, and carrying on Notre Dame traditions while respecting COVID guidelines. I cannot thank the alumni enough for their keen advice on classes, extracurriculars, and summer job research.” – Samantha Krasker, Class of 2023
During the fall semester, student ambassadors coordinated with 18 Notre Dame Lawyer Committees across the country to host virtual tailgates offering students the opportunity to make connections with alumni practicing in those legal markets. A benefit of the virtual format allowed for small groups of students to meet directly with multiple alumni as they moved from breakout room to breakout room on a set schedule.
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