your Assistant Dean of External Affairs at our beloved
Thurgood Marshall School of Law, my goal is to keep all of
you informed about our law school's activities and
initiatives with hopes of gaining your increased support and
involvement. My enthusiasm and passion for the law school
has only grown since I have had the pleasure of returning to
what we all recognize is an extraordinary community of
alumni, faculty, staff and students. It is my profound hope
that each of you will join me in making this year a
tremendous period of professional and personal growth by
maintaining a close relationship with the law school.
The Office of External Affairs will
help you do just that. Our External Affairs webpage is an
essential instrument for keeping track of law school events.
It also represents the quickest and most efficient way to
update your alumni profile for our constantly improving
directory. Additionally, you can read about and register for
various programs and volunteer opportunities. For instance,
if you're looking for a CLE course, the Alumni website
represents an efficient and easy way to find out about
Thurgood Marshall School of Law sponsored CLE seminars in
your area. Also, feel free to visit the photo gallery to
view captured scenes from various events involving alumni.
Lastly, if you have published an article, issued a press
release or have any information you'd like other alumni to
become aware of, please contact us. On many occasions, there
may be an opportunity for us to include your communication
in our e-newsletter.
In short, the Office of Alumni
Affairs is here to help, so please contact us at any time
with your questions or suggestions.
Very truly yours,
Prudence N. Smith, Esq.
Assistant Dean of External
The purpose and mission of the Office of External
Affairs ("OEA") is to enhance the mission of Thurgood
Marshall School of Law ("TMSL") through four (4) distinct
areas: Alumni/External Relations; Fundraising & Giving;
Continuing Legal Education (CLE); and Alumni Communications.
The goal of the OEA, is to engage and inform more than 4,000
living alumni throughout the U.S. and abroad; enhance
opportunities for alumni, faculty and students and promote
their success; position TMSL as a leader of diverse legal
education in the country and sustain TMSL through several
functions that produce financial and other support.
Current Goals & Objectives:
Develop and Increase Alumni Support for TMSL and
Active Participation in the Life of the Law School.
Foundation Giving of 1000 Persons Pledging or Giving
$1000 and Securing One (1) or a Group of Persons or
Entities Who Will Pledge to Fund or Help fund the
Matching Fund for the Foundation.
Host at Least Ten (10) CLE Courses During the
Increase Professional Development for the EA