To the Class of 2020: You have worked incredibly hard to reach this day. You not only completed final exams, seminar papers, clinics, and internships, but you did so under extraordinary circumstances. You finished your courses online, sometimes in other states and countries, and often without the amenities we previously took for granted: a quiet study space, a stable internet connection, a workout at the gym, or a study break with a classmate. Although your time at the law school ended abruptly, and your hooding ceremony has been postponed, take a minute, as we are, to revel in your accomplishments, perseverance, and fortitude.
Congratulations and best wishes,
Professor Leslie Meltzer Henry