Congratulations, Class of 2017!
Richard A. Robinson, associate justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, urged the 87 School of Law graduates to think about the power they will hold as they strive to balance their obligations to clients with their duties as officers of the legal system.
Robinson spoke May 14 at the Commencement and Doctoral Hooding ceremony in the TD Bank Sports Center on the York Hill Campus. He also received an honorary doctor of laws degree.
“Many assume that lawyers are merely troublemakers who bring lawsuits that should not be brought and defend that which should not be defended,” he said. “In reality, the law is the very fabric that holds our society together and, as lawyers, you bear the responsibility of being its tailors.”
Farah Hage-Sleiman addressed her fellow law graduates while Professor Alexander Meiklejohn gave remarks on behalf of the late David King, who was voted Professor of the Year posthumously by the graduating class. Matthew Stokely JD ’86 welcomed the law school’s newest alumni.