Multicultural Dinner and Workshop Creates A Sense of Community
Web Editor - Published: August 1, 2011
“You’re here. You’re in law school. It’s a great school,” said Multicultural Affairs Officer Troy Riddle as he congratulated students from diverse backgrounds in the incoming class at a special Multicultural Dinner and Workshop held on Thursday, July 21st at the Barristers Club on Widener Law’s Delaware campus.

The event, organized by Riddle, gave the students in attendance resources and tips to assist them with their transition to law school. Presentations on Orientation week, outlining for law school exams, and a learning style assessment offered the students insight into the law school experience that awaits them in a few weeks.

Additionally, the program offered them an early opportunity to get to know some of their fellow classmates as well as a few professors and student leaders from a variety of organizations, including the Delaware Student Bar Association President Andrew Quietmeyer.

“This is an opportunity for you to meet each other; to build a sense of community,” said Riddle.

Following a brief welcome and introduction, the students heard from law school psychologist Dr. Amy Gulino on learning styles. She encouraged the students to come and see her for any reason once the semester gets under way.

Assistant Dean Serena M. Williams discussed the Student Affairs Office, saying, “Please do come see us.” She also gave the students an overview of Orientation week activities.

Troy then introduced Professor Alice Eakin and Legal Writing Professor Maryann Brown, the co-directors of the Academic Support Program. In addition to discussing the benefits of the Academic Support Program, they gave students a workshop on how to prepare outlines for law school exams.