On Monday, August 29th, the Harrisburg campus held the Activities Fair, an annual event held during the second week of school aimed at introducing 1st-year students to the student organizations on campus. The Delaware campus held its equivalent event, called Table Day, on Wednesday, August 31st.
The Harrisburg event was held in the Pit, and eleven student organizations were represented at the event, including the Student Bar Association
, the Women’s Law Caucus
, the Sign Language Society, the Widener Running Club
, the American Bar Association, the Tax Club, the Christian Legal Society
, the Federalist Society
, Lexis Nexis, Westlaw, and Student Ambassadors.
The Relay for Life committee used the fair as an opportunity to recruit first year students to join in this year’s Relay for Life, which will be held on October 15, 2011. Megan Henry, Relay for Life Committee Chair, said, “The activities fair is a great way for not only first year students, but all students to see the variety of clubs and activities available to them outside of the classroom.”
Adam Rarich, who represented both the Tax Club and Widener Running Club, felt that this year’s activities fair was also helpful to the new students. “We had a ton of participation from the new students. Many of them were highly interested and wanted to learn more about our club.”
On the Delaware campus, colorful tables lined Main Street in the Main Law Building as a variety of student organizations including everything from the Student Bar Association
and the Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society
to Phi Alpha Delta
, the Christian Legal Society
, the Latin American Law Student Association
, and the South Asian Law Students Association
spoke to new and returning students about their organizations. The Legal Information Center
had an informational table, and the Admissions Office
also had a table for Student Ambassadors. Westlaw, Barbri, and a variety of services for law students were also represented.