Sunday, May 19, 2019
Congratulations to the Pepperdine Law Class of 2019. It has been an honor to have you among us these three years. You have left an indelible mark here — we have literally been tested by fire together and we are all stronger for the experience. We are confident that each and every one of you has a bright future in the law. Please continue to share your lives with us and stay in touch in the coming years. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus in December for your bar swearing in ceremony.
I hope you enjoyed our speakers — 3L Ava Jahanvash, Distinguished Alumnus and Washington State Head Football Coach Mike Leach ('86), and Commencement Speaker and Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai (who tweeted about his experience and posted his speech online) — as much as I did.
I also cherish our second annual Baccalaureate Service the night before graduation for our graduating 3Ls and their friends and families.
It was my honor to give a Pepperdine-embossed Bible to each attending 3L, inscribed with their name and the three Bible verses I talked about in my closing charge to them (Exod. 3:2-3, 2 Cor. 12:9-10, Deut. 9:4).