This year, the Loyola Law School Welcome Back Party was hosted at a venue other than Hotel Figueroa. (The 1L Welcome Party was, however, hosted there the week before.) This year, the venue was Republic, a medium-sized bar with an open-air patio, complete with bar tenders. Being the summer, and packed with eager law students, the patio was nonetheless quite hot. Of course, it could have been the party goers!