I knew this was going to be a special year for the law school newspaper as I stood behind the Motions booth at the Club Fair in late August. It was on that day that I met the majority of this year’s staff—students from all three classes who display the level of creativity, commitment, and passion necessary for our newspaper’s success.
The 2010-2011 school year brings exciting changes to Motions. Most prominently, we now have a website. The staff is determined to increase readership, and it is no secret that contemporary law students acquire a significant portion of their information online. Motions Online thus delivers to a wider audience. But the online version is merely complementary to our print version, which is now entering its 47th year at USD Law. That is only nine years younger than the law school itself.
I encourage you to enjoy some of the many changes we have made to the newspaper as a whole. Check out the “1L, 2L, 3L” feature. In each issue, one student from each class will write his or her perspective on a relevant law student topic—the topic this issue: “On Getting a Job.” Check out the features related to the USD Law community, such as interviews with Dean Cole and Asst. Dean Scivoletto. We plan on running features on important members of our legal community throughout the year, sharing our successes and honoring the level of excellence that our school continues to accomplish.
And finally, check out our new Fun & Games section—all laughing inside, an important part of who we are and who we must continue to be. 2Ls and 3Ls understand that studying the law has this special way of sometimes sucking us into a pit of gloom. But let us never forget how to play. Play, smile, laugh . . . that is what makes us human. And hey, let’s face it . . . San Diego isn’t too bad of a place to do all three.