Time: Friday afternoon
Place: Main Lecture Hall, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
I was checking my voicemails out in the hallway, while they were running through some announcements at the Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense. A colleague from Ohio opened the door and said, "Tom! Get in there! They're talking about you!"
I dropped what I was doing, and went into the lecture hall. As I entered, I saw the Dean of the College, Peter Gerstenzang, at the podium, and he said "There he is!" as everyone started clapping. "Come on down to the front, Tom!" I walked to the front of the room, and was awarded a plaque as a Sustaining Member of the National College for DUI Defense. I don't even remember what nice things Dean Gerstenzang said, but the whole thing caught me totally off guard.
I am very proud to be associated with the College. Teaching here has been a wonderful experience and I look forward to more involvement with the College in the years to come. I have learned so much from these fine lawyers over the past ten years. I am proud that someone thinks I have given something back as well.