Law School Student Activity Fair Draws 800 Participants

Law School Student Activity Fair Draws 800 Participants
First Annual “B(law)ck Party” a Success
With New and Returning Students

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September 24, 2008 (NEW YORK) -- More than 800 law students turned out to explore the wealth of extracurricular opportunities at Columbia Law School during the School’s first annual B(law)ck Party on September 5. The event, held on a sunny Friday afternoon on Revson Plaza, featured activity booths for more than 50 organizations.
“We were so pleased to bring together everyone in a way that really emphasized being a part of the community at Columbia Law School,” said Craig Greiwe ’09, an orientation co-chair who with fellow co-chair Meredith Uhl ’09 coordinated the B(law)ck Party. “There was so much for current students from all classes to see and do with every student organization. We were really proud to have so many students from every class take part in the day.”


Organizers of the Law Revue, Columbia Law School’s annual musical,
enticed potential participants with a watermelon-eating contest.

The Law School’s student organizations run the gamut from pro bono activities, like the Unemployment Action Center or the Tenants’ Rights Project, to law student culture associations, political societies, educational outreach groups and sports and recreation clubs.
Each student organization at the B(law)ck Party offered an activity as well as food or beverages, often aligning with the group’s theme – the Society for Chinese Law, for example, gave dumplings to those who answered Chinese trivia questions correctly, while the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund challenged participants to animal trivia and featured vegan ice cream. 


Students raced through an inflatable obstacle course, courtesy of
Columbia Law School’s California Society.

Good sports David Peters ’10, Kathrin Schwesinger ’09, Max Miller ’09, Erik Lindemann ’11 and Director of Student Organizations Marta Ricardo each braved a shift sitting in a dunk tank, the chosen activity of the Student Senate.


The Harlem Tutorial Program booth offered games of
Connect Four with passersby.
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