Congratulations, Class of 2017

Congratulations, Class of 2017

The Brandeis School of Law was excited to celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2017 on May 13. 

Held at the Brown Theatre in Louisville, the ceremony featured commencement speaker Nancy Niederman. A 1980 alumna of the law school, Niederman was honored by the University of Louisville in 2016 as its Law Alumni Fellow. After an impressive career as a Hollywood entertainment attorney, Niederman started her own consulting company, where one of her clients is Lionsgate, the studio behind the Hunger Games and Twilight movies.

The Brandeis Class of 2017 performed 3,931 hours of public service. While each student is required to perform 30 hours of public service before they graduate, this class performed an average of more than 41 hours per student.

Timothy Bado was the recipient of the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Award for performing 416 hours of public service at three different public service placements.

Dean Susan Duncan also addressed the graduates.

"As you go into this new stage of your life, I hope you will remember some excellent advice I recently read that Father Hesburgh modeled and taught his own students at Notre Dame," she said. "Never stop learning. Never stop listening and seek out divergent views. Never stop seeking common ground. Never stop believing in the goodness of others no matter what comes your way."

See photos from the 2017 graduation ceremony.