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January 15, 2013

A new semester, and with it . . .

by dan rodriguez

. . . excitement about what lurks ahead of us.  We have a number of significant events and programs at the Law School.  I urge you to check the Law School calendar for specific information.

For those of who completing your law studies this semester, I hope you see light at the end of the tunnel.  There are difficult dynamics in the contemporary legal marketplace to be sure, but I trust that you will put your excellent Northwestern education to fruitful use in your legal career.  For those who continue to work hard on securing employment following graduation, please do work with our Career Strategy office.  They are here to help you.

For those who are beginning their second semester at Northwestern, congratulations on the successful completion of your first semester of law school.  You have turned an important page and we wish you the best as you move to the next challenge.

And best wishes, of course, to all the rest of you, wherever you are in your Northwestern career.  We all have much to be grateful for as we begin 2013.  I know I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this terrific law school and to work with this remarkable community on improving legal education and in tacklng the challenges facing us in this complex legal economy.

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