On Thursday, July 3, 2014 the Orange County Alumni Group gathered together for their monthly Alumni Mixer. This month’s meeting took place at Javier’s Cantina & Grill in Irvine, CA. Orange County Alumni Group Leader Matthew Zavala ’09 said, “There was no better way to kick start the 4th of July weekend than by getting together for drinks with old friends! It’s always very exciting to compare war stories with fellow alumni, while at the same time, learning about each other’s diverse paths. It is also very exciting to see the Orange County alumni come together the first Thursday of every month! I can’t wait for the August mixer!”
Alumni gatherings are not only a good excuse to get together with old friends, but a way to create new friends who can assist with networking opportunities and professional development. Such gatherings facilitate and foster a mutually beneficial relationship between Thomas Jefferson School of Law and all its alumni.
Professor Meera Deo, who has been spearheading the OC Alumni Group monthly meetings, was also present. She said, “It was a pleasure to spend an evening with TJSL alumni! I am always inspired when I see what my former students are doing with their careers today, whether they are opening their own practices or contemplating partnership at their law firms. We even have alumni who have become judges and sports agents! Good food and drinks, plus great company makes for an incredible happy hour.”
Other attendees also enjoyed the opportunity to network and share experiences with fellow TJSL alumni. “Our last mixer was a huge success. I can't wait for our group in Orange County to get bigger, better, and stronger. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at our next mixer,” said Kayleene Writer ’95.
As the Orange County alumni group of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law continues to grow and expand, the Alumni Association is dedicated to continue serving alumni in several regions by providing social, educational and professional opportunities and is dedicated to supporting the law school's educational mission.
The next Orange County Alumni Mixer will be held on August 7, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Original Mike’s in Santa Ana, CA. Stay tuned for more information on future events and join in the fun the first Thursday of every month, where the OC Alumni Group will meet at different locations throughout Orange County.