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Hastings Dean Invites Law Students to Walk with Him, After They Execute a Release

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The dean of a California law school is taking the concept of office hours to an entirely new environment, by inviting students to join him on his morning walk to work.

But there are a couple of advance requirements, explains Frank H. Wu, who serves as chancellor and dean of the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, in an email he sent a couple of weeks ago to students of the San Francisco school.

The email, which was reported by Above the Law and confirmed to the ABA Journal by Michael Trevino, the school’s assistant dean for communications & public affairs, asks for an RSVP from those interested in joining Wu on his walks.

Plus, it also expresses a lawyerly point of view about potential liability:

“This is a social event and it is not an official activity of the College,” writes Wu. “Any walkers assume all risks and will be asked to sign an appropriate release form.”

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