Welcome first-year students!
Public Relations - Published: August 18, 2009
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Dean Linda L. Ammons welcomes 1st year students to the Delaware campus.

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Delaware Superior Court Judge William C. Carpenter Jr., '76 adminsters an affirmation of professionalism to 1st year students on the Delaware campus.

The School of Law recently held “Welcome to the Profession” events for its first-year, regular- and extended-division students attending both campuses.

The school welcomed 174 new students to its Harrisburg campus on Tuesday, Aug. 11 and another 382 students to its Delaware campus on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The events marked the start of the academic year for all first-year students.

Law Dean Linda L. Ammons spoke at both events. She welcomed the students and spoke, among other things, about positive study habits – and how there is no such thing as a dumb question.

“Ask it, research it, think about it. Hold on to your dreams. Law school is the bridge from your aspirations to your realizations,” she said.

Other speakers for the Harrisburg program included Student Bar Association President Nicole Santo, alumnus Sean Welby, Esq., ’92, who spoke on behalf of alumni, and Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Renee Cohn Jubelirer. Welby was a member of the class that entered the Harrisburg campus when it opened in 1989; the campus will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year with a special Founder’s Day Event.

Other speakers for the Delaware program included Student Bar Association President Destiny A. Prater, Associate Dean for Student Affairs Susan L. Goldberg, Delaware State Bar Association President Benjamin Strauss, Esq., ’90, Widener Law Alumni Association President Renae B. Axelrod, Esq., ’91 and Delaware Superior Court Judge William C. Carpenter Jr., ’76.

Jubelirer and Carpenter administered an affirmation of professionalism to the new students.

“It is a wonderful profession you are joining today,” Carpenter said.