Happy Birthday to Steve Sheppard! At 10:00 a.m., I met with Professor Snow who makes a wonderful contribution to the law school. It was good to be able to tell him so. At 10:30 a.m., I met with Monika Szakasits from the library. Stay tuned because we are putting together a way for you to access some of our historical materials, to get those all cataloged and available to you for research. You heard about it here first.

Afterwards I was able to break away for a lunch with Prof. Sheppard. That was fun. We went to a Thep Thai restaurant and caught up with what’s going on in each other’s lives. At 2:00 p.m., I met with Professor Judges and then took a quick walk around the building before my weekly meeting with Teri Stafford concerning development issues.

That was followed by a 4:30 p.m. meeting with the Executive Committee. I’m really grateful to them. I guess I’ll just take time out now to say, since we had a meeting and I’m blogging about it, that I very much appreciate their support over these two years. The Executive Committee has consisted of Professors Bailey, Judges, Schneider, Mullane and Foster. Professors Bailey and Foster are no longer serving on the Executive Committee and this was the first meeting that included Professor Matthews. They have been invaluable to me. Being the Dean is a big job and no one could do it alone. Certainly having the elected members of the Executive Committee always ready and standing by to provide guidance and support is a wonderful blessing to me. I thank them all for their great service.