For the second year in a row, several student organizations partnered together with the TJSL Alumni Association to host “Bowling with Attorneys.” On November 6th, 2014, over 120 participants took over East Village Tavern and Bowl for this one of a kind event. With the goal in mind to bring together students from diverse backgrounds for this remarkable evening, mixed with a bit of professionalism, the Jewish Student Union (JSU) joined forces with: Business Law Society (BLS), Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA), Phi Alpha Delta (PAD), Black Law Students Association (BLSA), Delta Theta Pi (DTP), Student Veterans of America (SVA), Intellectual Property Law Association (IPLA) and La Raza.
Bowling with Attorneys provides a unique opportunity for students to network with attorneys in a non-threatening environment. In addition to the fun of bowling and networking, participants were treated to appetizers and entered into a raffle which included many great prizes.
“Once again, Bowling with Attorneys was an incredible evening with a fantastic turnout of close to 120,” said JSU President Rachel Baum (3L). It is truly a pleasure to be able to coordinate this event for the TJSL and Legal community. Watching the student organization leaders come together to provide such a unique event for their members is extraordinarily gratifying. Bowling with Attorneys would not be possible without the help and support of all the amazing individuals who contribute their time and effort in so many ways. Thank you Attorneys, Organization Presidents, Participants, Faculty, and Friends!”
“As President of the Black Law Students Association, it was important for me to get the organization involved because it was an easy way for my members to network,” said Phylicia Coleman (3L). One of my main goals for my organization this year was to get members connected with alumni and different attorneys in the San Diego and surrounding areas. I, myself, was able to reconnect with alumni I had previously met and connect with some new alumni. It was the perfect event for anyone who is shy or hesitate about walking up and speaking with attorneys. The atmosphere was very laid-back, fun, and informal, which is helpful for first year students.”
Alumni Relations President Jeremy Evans ‘11 who is also the Director for TJSL’s Center for Sports Law and Policy commented, “This year’s ‘Bowling with Attorneys’ event at East Village Tavern & Bowl presented by student leader Rachel Baum, JSU, and other organizations was the second installment and as good as the first one. It is a treat to attend this event that displays the wonderful Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni and Students.”
Decorated Defense Attorney Phil Shapiro ‘85 said, “I was impressed with the number of attorneys that showed up and mixed with students as this was one of the main goals of the event. It was great to see so many Alumni Board members and various student organizations working together. This is a tradition that continues to benefit the TJSL community.”