Recently, I had the privilege of hooding law graduates at the 2012 TU Law graduation ceremony. The experience brought back fond memories of the first time I met several of our 2012 grads during their pre-law school days.
As an admissions administrator, I have the unique perspective of having met our graduates when they were aspiring law students visiting the College of Law for the first time, when our office visited their undergraduate campus for a law fair, or when we spoke with them at an LSAC Law Forum. It’s hard to imagine that time passes so quickly, but it does.
Uncertainties prospective students have about whether they have what it takes to survive law school are distant, fading memories on hooding day. And though bar prep becomes a harsh reality as quickly as the MONDAY MORNING after graduation for most, law graduates should take comfort in knowing that they have already conquered one mountain and have the tenacity to climb the next. As TU Law Alumni Association president, Michael Nemec, said to our graduates on Saturday, the bar exam will be hard, but then again, so was law school.
And so, as we turn the page on another spring graduation, I am grateful to have once again observed the law school journeys of our graduates. Their perseverance, service to the law school and community, support of one another, and extensive list of achievements have made us proud. Watching them walk across the stage to graduate was the proverbial “icing on the cake” for us all.
Congratulations TU Law class of 2012! See photos from the hooding ceremony below, or relive your moment crossing the stage on TU Law’s YouTube channel.