Saturday, May 23, 2020
Karen Sloan (Law.com), Graduation in Your PJs? Law School Commencements Go Virtual:
This year’s law graduates won’t have to worry about tripping on their gowns as they get their diplomas or mugging for the camera as they shake the dean’s hand.
Law schools have been forced to ditch the in-person pomp and circumstance routine, with many holding “virtual” affairs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first digital ceremonies [began two weeks ago] and will continue through mid-June as new lawyers wrap up their studies and launch their careers at an unprecedented time. Many law schools have said they plan to hold an in-person celebration at a later date, but, for now, ceremonies will be online. ...
Law school commencements typically draw a few marquee legal names each year—usually one or two U.S. Supreme Court justices each year addresses law graduates, as do high-profile government attorneys, general counsel of major companies, well-known public interest lawyers, and judges.
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