Office of External Affairs
A Letter from the Assistant Dean of External Affairs
Dear Fellow Alumni & Friends,
As 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
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 Affairs
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 Academic Year.
- Increase Professional Development for the EA Department.