2018 Commencement

Speaker: Preet Bharara

On May 11, 2018, the College of Law conferred 174 Juris Doctor and 32 Masters of Laws (LL.M.) in American Law degrees for the Class of 2018. In addition, 25 J.D. graduates completed their dual degrees in a number of disciplines.

Preet Bharara, Distinguished Scholar, NYU Law School, and former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, delivered the commencement address. At the conclusion of his address, he stressed that “Never has the law been more important. Never have lawyers been more important. Never have leaders been more important.”

Recognizing the faculty member who made an impact on the Class of 2018, the annual Res Ipsa Loquitur Award went to Associate Professor Lauryn Gouldin. Associate Professor Cora True-Frost L’01 was selected by the Masters of Laws students as the recipient of the Lucet Lex Mundum Award, recognizing a faculty member who made a significant impact on the LL.M. class. Class president Nicholas Dellefave and LL.M. Student Bar Association senator Salem Hafez delivered addresses.