Kassie and I just returned from a short trip to Cologne, where we were one of ten U.S. schools to present to the DAJV (Deutchs-Amerikanische Juristen-Vereinigung). The DAJV is devoted to building closer relationships and cooperation between US and German law students, attorneys, law schools and firms, and their website can be seen at www.dajv.de. It was interesting to meet some of our colleagues from various law schools, but mainly we enjoyed the pleasure of meeting a number of interested German law students who are contemplating pursuing LL.M. studies in the U.S. We also had the occasion of meeting one incoming student to the American Law program (hi, Max!) who was kind enough to stop by and say hello. In our downtime, we visited the Dom Cathedral and some of Cologne’s cultural attractions. Personally, I was quite struck by Cologne’s cafe/beergarden culture and as the weather was perfect while we were there, I took full advantage!
As in Germany and elsewhere, we have been gratified by the interest that lawyers from around the world have shown in our program. We have completed admissions for our summer sessions and are proud that we have nearly 20 talented and accomplished students in our inaugural class. Applications continue to come in for next year and we will continue to make decisions on them as they are received. It is clear that the first year of the Executive Program is off to a strong start indeed, and we look forward to meeting our new students as they visit Boston for their residential sessions.
As this marks Memorial Day weekend in the U.S., a note of thanks to our veterans and all those who serve in the armed forces, and our best wishes for a pleasant and restful (or, if you are part of our program, productive!) summer.