Law School Livestreams 133rd Commencement
Minnesota Law held its 133rd
commencement on Saturday, May 15
as a livestream event broadcasted
from McNamara Alumni Center. The two-hour ceremony featured
an address by former CaringBridge
CEO Liwanag Ojala ’98, three class
speakers, student and faculty awards,
and a musical performance of the
state song “Hail! Minnesota” by four
of our TORT singers. Graduating
students and their friends and
families watched the ceremony
“We need people with strategic fortitude, power, influence, and smarts to solve our problems; we need you,” Ojala told the graduates. “And it’s up to you, working along- side generations that have come before you and will come afterward, working together diligently with resolve to solve our issues. And when you do that, I hope you will use your mind, but also use your heart to give the advancement of humanity a better chance.”
At the ceremony, the 3L class announced one of the largest class gifts in Law School history (more than $7,000), contributing the entire amount to the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship in Law fund.
In addition to the livestream ceremony, the Law School hosted several in-person events at Walter F. Mondale Hall for the students and their families in the days leading up to and the afternoon immediately following the ceremony. Students had the opportunity to get their pictures taken in full regalia and to connect with Dean Garry W. Jenkins, classmates, faculty, and staff.