As we end another semester, I write with a sense of gratitude for the milestones, accomplishments and recognitions we celebrated over the last year. At each occasion, I saw a living example of the Jesuit call to “Go set the world on fire!” I hope that this edition of the newsletter will connect you with the many ways that our alumni, students and faculty continue to rise to this challenge.
The highlights from this spring included:
- An open house to celebrate the complete renovation of the Milton R. Abrahams Legal Clinic and the re-hanging of the class composite photos.
- The 2017 Koley Lecture on freedom of speech and the press and a scholarly symposium recognizing the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Loving v. Virginia.
- The Creighton Law Review symposium celebrating its 50th volume by inviting four distinguished alumni to speak on the topic of ethics and leadership.
- The Nebraska Supreme Court once again hearing oral arguments in the Gross Appellate Courtroom, and United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas returning to co-teach a constitutional law seminar.
This week, our community celebrates beginnings and endings. On Wednesday, May 10, we will hold orientation for the students starting our two-year, accelerated JD program, welcoming nearly twice as many students to this unique program as we did last May. The next day, on May 11, we will hood the Class of 2017, with 101 graduates crossing the stage of the Holland Center. It will truly be a busy and special time!
I hope that you enjoy the stories that follow in this newsletter. I look forward to visiting with our alumni as I continue my travels, and to hearing from you as you continue to set the world on fire!