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Commencement 2019 Commencement 2019

The class of 2019 received their degrees during the School of Law’s commencement ceremony in Matthews Arena on Thursday, May 23. Judy Perry Martinez, president-elect of the American Bar Association, delivered the Commencement Address.

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"Define success not only by how much you get, but how much you give," Judy Perry Martinez, president-elect of the American Bar Association, told graduates in her commencement address.
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L-R: Dean James Hackney, the Honorable Katherine McHugh ‘74, Judy Perry Martinez and Provost James Bean.
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"Everyone here at Northeastern University has had such a huge impact on me, and I can’t wait to see the impact they’ll have on the world,” said Emily Madden LLM ’19.
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Dean James Hackney praised the Class of #NUSL2019 as “leaders in a world that is looking for innovative solutions to seemingly intractable problems.”
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Student speaker Emily Madden LLM ’19 takes a selfie with the sea of graduates.
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“If we’re going to be the lawyers that change the law and change the world, we also need to know how to change ourselves,” Richard Raya ’19 told his classmates. “We need to step outside what’s easy to do and find what’s right to do.”
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“Changing the world is incredibly difficult, and it would be arrogant for us to think it should be easy for us just because we’re lawyers,” said Siri Nelson ’19.
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“You need to realize when you’re doing something you love,” Professor Hemanth Gundavaram told the Class of 2019. “If you haven’t found what you love yet, you will. When you do, pay attention to it.
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“If we’re going to be the lawyers that change the law and change the world, we also need to know how to change ourselves,” Richard Raya ’19 told his classmates. “We need to step outside what’s easy to do and find what’s right to do.”