The Creighton University School of Law entering class members were wide-eyed and eager as interim dean Michael J. Kelly, JD, LLM, welcomed them to the law school on Aug. 15.
“I want to take this opportunity to welcome you all to the Creighton family,” Kelly said. “Why family? Creighton law school is a special place. It’s a place where you’ll become friends with the people sitting next to you, a place where you’ll come to know the law and how to think about it, a place where your professors will guide you onto pathways you didn’t even know existed, and it’s a place of wonder as you open your eyes to a new world of knowledge and possibility.”
Students in this year’s class of 106 come from all over the contiguous United States and the median LSAT score is 152. A quarter of this group are minorities and the male to female ratio is 64 percent to 36 percent, respectively.
“You are the next generation of attorneys that will tend the fabric [of the law] and expand upon it in ways that will make us proud. And today marks the beginning of a two-way commitment. We are investing in you and you are investing in us,” Kelly said. “Because you’re here with us at Creighton, we will strive to make sure you evolve into compassionate, ethical critical thinkers who put the needs of others and society ahead of themselves.”