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WashULaw Commencement


Washington University School of Law saluted its graduates and their families at Commencement Ceremonies on Friday, May 20.  

The festivities began with class photos outside the law school, followed by Washington University’s Ceremony in the Brookings Quadrangle. John Lewis delivered the Commencement Address at the University Ceremony. The Law School Ceremony began at 11:30 p.m. in the Athletics Complex with family and friends.

Watch the WashU ceremony and the WashULaw ceremony.

Follow the festivities on Twitter: @wulawnews.

Class Acts 2016

Class Acts is a series that recognizes students who are changing the world through research, service and innovation.

David Marold | Leader on the battlefield and at the School of Law  

Jamal Lama | New Yorker comes to the Midwest to become a citizen of the world  

Jenny Terrell | Advocates for Those with Lesser Access to American's Legal System 

Law Recognition Speakers

Law School Speaker | Nancy Staudt, dean of the School of Law and the Howard and Caroline Cayne Professor of Law 

Faculty Speaker | Russell K. Osgood, John S. Lehmann Visiting Professor of Law 

Student Speakers | German Alonso Gonzalez Herrera and Steven J. Alagna.

After Commencement

Diplomas will be available after the law school ceremony. If today is your official graduation date, you can pick up your diploma after the ceremony in Anheuser-Busch Hall, on the 4th floor northwest section of the Law Library. Graduates will need a photo id to receive their diploma.

If a graduate is unable to attend Commencement, his or her diploma will be held for pickup until June 1, 2016, at: Office of Student Records | Olin Women's Building | Room 50, lower level |(314) 935-5959 | Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Diplomas not picked up by June 1, 2016, will be mailed to the address listed on the student's intent to graduate form.


How to order photos  

Take a glimpse at all the commencement activites for 2016

  • Class photos [download]
  • Commencement photo gallery [view]
  • Graduate & International Programs Reception photo gallery [view]
  • Clinical Programs Reception photo gallery [view]


Future Recognition Ceremony Dates

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Future Commencement Dates

Friday, May 19, 2017
Friday, May 18, 2018
Friday, May 17, 2019

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Roberts, Events Department, by email - jrroberts@wustl.edu, or by phone - 314.935.6499.