Looking Ahead to the New Year
As this is the last Nota Bene for the 2008-09 year, I just wanted to take the time to let everyone know what they can expect from the Opinions portion of the paper for next year. I have enjoyed sounding off on a variety of topics over the course of this year, and I'm sure the rest of the Opinions staff has felt the same way. Having said that though, I realize that there are many more of you than just myself who also have strong opinions about what's going on in the law school, the legal community, and the country. That is why next year I hope to open up the Opinions section of the Nota Bene as forum for debate on a variety of topics, topics submitted by you, the readers of this paper.
Though the pieces in this section have often focused on politics, I encourage readers to submit suggested topics on anything which might lend itself to a healthy debate. In this way the paper and its writers can be sure to give time to the issues that you, the readers, care most about. It is also my goal to seek out opinions from the parties to an issue. This might be seeking out student and professor input on an academic issue or conservative and liberal commentary on a political or social issue. Of course, if you have something you would like comment on in the Nota Bene, don't just wait for us to ask you. I encourage everyone to feel free to submit their opinions to the paper. This paper is really a product of the law school and its students, and everyone who wants to can and should be a part of it.
The paper may be done printing for the academic year, but Nota Bene online and its accompanying blog will be up and running throughout the summer. Feel free to use these to opine on anything you think might interest your fellow law students. Also, if you have any suggestions for the paper or the Opinions section in particular, we would love to have your feedback. Just shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and put "Suggestions" or "Opinions" in the subject line. Good luck with exams and have a great summer!