One of the things I’ve looked forward most is being able to say thank you to our gracious benefactors, so today I spent a lot of time making personal phone calls to a number of our alums and friends who provide the law school with financial support. To all of you who have helped support the law school, thank you so much. Please know how very much we appreciate your support.

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Another special thanks goes out to Don Elliott for visiting with the student chapter of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA). We really appreciate him taking time out of his busy schedule to speak with the members of the law school community.

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That evening Wright, Lindsey & Jennings sponsored a cocktail party at Ella’s. I forgot to take my camera with me to this event, so thanks to Rachel Rouby for saving me with her cell phone pictures. A number of our alums were there, including Charles Coleman, Adrian Young, Jane Kim, Paul Mores, and Jeff Woods. Many of our students, as well as faculty members Susan Snell and associate dean Judith Kilpatrick, attended as well. I had a really lovely visit with Jane Kim, Adrian Young and Michelle Camerly about life and, more importantly, the best places to eat in Little Rock! Thanks again to Wright, Lindsey & and Jennings for a very pleasant evening

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