« on: November 25, 2008, 02:18:35 PM »
Ok, a little story for you all:
This past weekend, I and some classmates were volunteering at the Federalist Society convention in DC. It was an awesome event, and a real highlight was a speech by Justice Scalia.
Well, during the whole time he was speaking, 2 other volunteers from SMU (we all had name tags with our school) were talking loudly, making rude jokes, and being disruptive (Judge O'Scannlian's son even made faces for them to stop).
So, at an event with some of the most influential conservative legal minds in the country, these two were representing themselves, and their school, as boorish. Now, I am not holding their behavior to apply to every SMU student. I'm not that dumb.
And on the flip side, a student from Cooley asked a really insightful question during a panel, and increased my respect for that institution. He really carried himself with a lot of poise, and it made a difference in how he was received.
I'm just reminding people that, when you are someplace representing your school, you should make sure to behave in a way that will be favorable to you and your school. This should be basic, but I figured, with 1L job search approaching, I would bring it up in hopes of making some people give it some thought.