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Admitted Students and Alumni Reception at AALS Conference

May 11, 2015

The Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni and Admissions Departments co-hosted a dinner and reception for alumni and admittees at the 38th Annual Clinical Education Conference in Rancho Mirage, California on May 6.

Admitted student Melody Busey said, “I have already been invited to two events to get to know the school better. That is very important and what makes Thomas Jefferson School of Law different from the rest.”

Mena Awan, who is also an Admitted student said, “I felt such a professional atmosphere and vibe, which really helped me with my admissions decision.”

Another admitted TJSL student was heard saying, “This is the best application process that I have experienced during all the law school applications that I submitted. This was the most helpful law school, compared to all the others.”

David Hernandez said, “Since the new generation of students is mostly technology based, TJSL students can learn in a comfortable environment. Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson Law for being innovators.”

Gregory Gruszecki said, “I find it fascinating that after 15 years, Professor Slomanson still remembers his students, for example Michael Melikian who graduated in 2001. That is the type of learning environment that I look forward to being in.”  

Professor Slomanson did two presentations for the AALS conference Creating Videos Workshop. The first was his pre-conference video, submitted in advance to the 700 clinical professors who attended the AALS conference.

His co-presenters during the video workshop were Angela Upchurch (SIU) and Michele Pistone (Villanova).

Slomanson was invited to present, based on his blended learning article in the Journal of Legal Education—and his TEDx presentation at American University’s initial Igniting Legal Education Conference.      

“It was a magical evening in a five star setting,” said Professor Slomanson. “I had the opportunity to meet and discuss the life of a 1L with prospective students and their parents. Mike Melikian ‘01 provided a robust description of the law school environment, from the student perspective. The above reactions of the admittees and prospective students replicated the familiar adage that law school is as much about attitude as it is about aptitude.”