« on: October 21, 2008, 10:53:58 AM »
We don't do brown bags in particular here for that type of thing... the typical scenario is simply that about 3 students get together and ask a prof out to lunch. And you set a date to go to some restaurant walking distance from campus. I did this with two of my 1L profs, plus another for dinner and another for Starbucks. This semester I plan to go to lunch with one of my profs next week.
I've actually never been to lunch with the prof who ended up being the one I do research for and who I included on my reference list during OCI. But there's one prof who I and a couple friends of mine have a standing date with for every semester we're in law school, and she's great in terms of being very interested in the issues that female students and female lawyers have... a great person you can really talk to about just about anything. We even ended up telling her about LSD after one of my friends made some comment about how something had changed over the course of time she had known me (which we understood to mean about a year and a half, since we were LSD regulars, but confused my prof bc it was only a few weeks into our first semester).
Anyway, I'd get together with a couple of your friends to ask... it might make it a more comfortable scenario for you and your prof. You could always say you're interested in X thing that he/she has done in his/her past. Or explain that it is a tradition at some other schools and that you'd like to start it at yours. Or you could go through your Student Affairs office if you want to try to make it a bigger movement.