Each Wednesday morning the whole Law School community gathers in the Green Lounge for coffee, donuts and conversation for the longstanding Coffee Mess tradition. This past Wednesday's Coffee Mess had a special theme. The Law School Democrats hosted a "Super Wednesday" Coffee Mess that allowed students to informally discuss the results of Super Tuesday with faculty, including Professors Cass Sunstein, Alison LaCroix, Adam Cox and Gerald Rosenberg. Hollin Kretzmann ('08), a member of the group, provided us with the student perspective on this great event:
"Students across the country are keeping tabs on the primaries and talking about the election results and the Law School students are no different. But what if we added the insights of Obama's top legal advisor, a couple of Constitutional scholars and economic experts to the mix?
What you get is the the Law School Democrats hosting of an informal "Morning After" discussion during Coffee Mess, inviting politically engaged faculty to sit with students over coffee and bagels to pour over the Super Tuesday results. The diversity of opinions precluded a consensus on what Tuesday's results mean, but you can be sure professors and students had a lot to say!"
Although this event was a theme Coffee Mess, the type of interaction it fostered is indicative of the collegial and friendly Law School community, and something I always happily anticipate each Wednesday!
For some more faculty commentary on the presidential campaigns you can read Professor Geoffrey Stone's recent piece on former President Bill Clinton's role in the election in the Chicago Tribune, as well as other musings on current events and emerging legal issues on the Law School's widely renowned, frequently updated Faculty Blog.