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Graduation 2020

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Law School Graduation on May 18th and University Commencement on May 20th will not go forward as planned. Degrees will be conferred on May 20th. The University is not currently in a position to announce an alternative plan, though various ideas are under active consideration.




2019 Graduates in Profile

Beneel Babaei ’19

Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Butler Fellow

After graduation, Beneel will begin work as an associate at Latham & Watkins in San Francisco, practicing litigation.

Argemira Flórez ’19

Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

After graduation, Agremira will join the structured finance group at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.

Ernesto M. Hernández ’19

New York Pro Bono Scholar
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Ernesto will join the disputes group at Norton Rose Fulbright U.S. LLP post graduation.

Ayisha McHugh ’19

Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Carol B. Liebman Mediation Prize winner

Ayisha will join the corporate department of Proskauer Rose LLP in New York after graduation.

Samarth Patel ’19 LL.M.

After graduation, Samarth will return to the U.K., where he’ll continue to work on criminal law and human rights issues.

Tatiana Salles ’19 LL.M.

Tatiana will return to Brazil to practice IP and tech law at Licks Attorneys after graduation.