Members of the faculty, staff and student body showed off their skills at the April 2nd TJSL Follies, Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s first annual talent show.
The event was held at the San Diego Downtown Public Library Theater located next door to the TJSL campus and featured a wide range of talents, from classical music to show tunes, original songs and rock & roll. One student performed a standup comedy routine and two others performed improvisational sketches.
Law professor and moonlighting stand-up comic, KJ Greene acted as the Master of Ceremonies.
Professors Richard Winchester and Susan Tiefenbrun played classical piano pieces on the theater’s vintage Steinway piano from the 1920s. Director of Facilities Dennis Sable performed a guitar / song solo.
The rock band, The Innocent Bystanders, consisting of Professors Steve Berenson, Jeff Slattery, Kaimipono Wenger, Steve Semeraro and former Communications Media Relations Director Chris Saunders closed the show with a short set of classic rock tunes, ending appropriately with the song titled “I Fought the Law.”
The event served as a fundraiser for the Class of 2014’s gift to the school as well as the law school’s clinical programs.
The idea for the Follies was developed by Professors Chris Guzelian and Steve Semeraro who say they remember fondly similar events hosted by their law schools and they hope this event will be a longstanding tradition here at TJSL.