Happy Outlining! (Since I missed Thanksgiving and it’s too early for Christmas)
UST Law students at Second Harvest
In case I haven’t mentioned it before, the UST Public Service Board has instituted a new fun thing this year where we’re doing (gasp) more actual public service! Our tradition up to this point has been to host two large events (called, creatively, Public Service Day) per year, one each semester. These are designed to both give St. Thomas students the opportunity to easily earn some service hours and, more importantly, to engage the UST community with the surrounding community to build solidarity and charity and personal relationships and all those wonderful things you may have heard about in church and/or Foundations of Justice. These events are great.
Dean Mengler in the opening game
Adrienne G, (2L)
As a Catholic school, UST has stayed true to the Catholic reverence of tradition. This ranges from such time-honored, hallowed activities as the Inter-Class Flag Football Tournament, the annual Chili Cook-Off, to rubbing St. Thomas More’s foot before exams or oral arguments (they tell us on the tour that students do this… has anyone actually witnessed it?) This year, UST Law has given birth to a new tradition: the [First] Annual UST Law Paddle Battle!
A few enterprising 1Ls have gotten together and created this single-elimination ping-pong tournament, open to anyone for a small entry fee of $2. I don’t know how excited all you readers are about ping pong, but as an ardent ping-pong player and lover, I personally think this is the greatest idea to hit the law school in a long time; since I’ve been here anyway, so at least in the past year and bit.
And if you thought (I did!) that it couldn’t get any better, students will not be the only participants: the tourney will feature a UST Law-star-studded cast of competitors from our beloved faculty and staff.