Campaign to Fund Buckeye Barrister Club Launched
"The best path to building a sense of professionalism among our students is to connect them with our alumni," says Dean Rogers. "The new club facility across the street will provide the place for this to happen. Through regular lunch conversation, special events and mentoring, the Moritz College students will realize they are joining a group of alumni who believe that lawyers have the opportunity and obligation to serve - to make a positive difference as a member of the legal profession."
Greater dialogue between students, alumni, faculty and distinguished visitors will enrich both the College's learning environment and sense of community. The Buckeye Barrister Club will provide a convenient location for lunches, educational and social events. Plans for the Club include close by parking, a dedicated entrance, reception area, restaurant, smaller meeting rooms, full kitchen facilities, and a terrace overlooking 11th Avenue.
Frank E. Bazler '53 and Alec Wightman '75 are Co-Chairing the funding drive. With the help of an alumni fund raising committee and individual donations, they hope to raise $2,267,000 in contributions and pledges by May 15, 2003. Law student housing and the Buckeye Barrister Club are part of the University's larger 7.4-acre Gateway Center project scheduled to begin construction later this year and open in August 2005.