Some of Fordham University Law School’s first-year law students got to act out, or more precisely, had a group of improvisational actors enact the reasons the students chose to pursue legal studies. On Aug. 29, Big Apple Playback Theatre went on stage at the McNally Amphitheatre on the Lincoln Center campus to dramatize the hopes and dreams of the law students—and, of course, the reasons they decided to go to law school.
The unique event, “My Hopes, Dreams, Passions, Concerns for the World and Reasons I Came to Law School,” was sponsored by the Law School’s Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC). As part of the event, the performers that makeup the New York City-based Playback Theatre sought stories and anecdotes from the law students and then weaved them into funny and poignant vignettes.
PIRC supports the Law School’s many student-initiated and student-run pro bono and community service projects. More than 500 law students participate in some form of public service work through the center every year.