CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW GRADUATES!

We are excited to celebrate our graduates and all they have achieved. Below is our schedule of Commencement events. Please note: all of our events will take place at Central Time. We will update this page regularly, so please check back.

 

Monday, May 17, 2021
Commencement Virtual Open House with Faculty and Staff

This virtual open house will allow students, family, and friends to meet with their favorite WashULaw faculty and staff. We will provide more information and the schedule in a few weeks. Please register here to drop into our virtual open house and we will send you the ZOOM link with more details.

 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
School of Law Award Ceremonies for the Class of 2021

10:45 a.m.  Students, families, and friends join the virtual waiting room
11:00 a.m.  Dean’s Leadership & Public Service Awards Ceremony begins

This ceremony will recognize the recipients of the dean’s leadership awards, the public service awards, and the clinical student of the year award. We will notify recipients of their awards during the last week of April. Please register here for the Dean’s Leadership & Public Service Awards Ceremony, and we will send you the ZOOM link.

1:45 p.m.  Students, families, and friends join the virtual waiting room
2:00 p.m.  Academic Excellence Awards Ceremony begins

This ceremony will recognize the Juris Doctor candidates who have achieved academic excellence over the last three years and are eligible for induction into the Order of the Coif. We will notify recipients of their awards during the last week of April. Please register here for the Academic Excellence Awards Ceremony, and we will send you the ZOOM link.

3:15 p.m.  Students, families, and friends join the virtual waiting room
3:30 p.m.  Judicial Clerkship Recognition Ceremony begins

This ceremony will recognize students who have obtained judicial clerkships with U.S. federal circuit and district courts, state courts, and the broad array of specialty courts. Please register here for the Judicial Clerkship Recognition Ceremony, and we will send you the ZOOM link.

 

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
School of Law Virtual Recognition Ceremony for the Class of 2021

2:45 p.m.  Students, families, and friends join the virtual waiting room
3:00 p.m.  The School of Law Virtual Recognition Ceremony begins

The School of Law will host a virtual ceremony recognizing our incredible graduates. This event will include brief remarks by Dean Nancy Staudt, student-selected law Professors Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff and Greg Magarian, and students. We will recognize each graduate with a slide that features the student’s name and degree(s). Students will have the option to submit a picture and quote to appear on their personalized slide as well. The Office of Student Life will provide information on how graduates may submit information for their slide. We will also announce student-selected faculty and staff awards at this event.

Please register here for School of Law Virtual Recognition Ceremony. We will post our digital program here on the day of the event.

 

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Chancellor-Hosted In-Person Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021

11:00 a.m.  School of Law Class of 2021 graduates sign in and line up on Mudd Field
11:30 a.m.  Procession onto Francis Olympic Field

The university will host an in-person, outdoor Commencement for the Class of 2021. The ceremony will include a virtual presentation by the university’s keynote speaker as well as remarks by the chancellor, the chair of the board of trustees, the provost, the school of law dean, student-selected law faculty members, and students.

Due to physical distancing requirements, the Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for 90 minutes. This also allows time for staff to implement cleaning and hygiene protocols necessary for the continued use of Francis Olympic Field throughout the day.

The chancellor will confer degrees to the School of Law Class of 2021 as a group. (Please note: graduates will not be recognized individually or by name as a part of the university Commencement Ceremony). For more information, see the university’s Commencement website here.

Watch the live-streamed event at the link below!

 

Sunday, May 30, 2021
Chancellor-Hosted In-Person Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2020

3:00 p.m.  Class of 2020 graduates sign in and line up on Mudd Field
3:30 p.m.  Procession onto Francis Olympic Field

The university will host an in-person, outdoor Commencement for the Class of 2020. The ceremony will include a virtual presentation by the university’s keynote speaker, and live remarks by the chancellor, the chair of the board of trustees, and the provost. For more information, see the university’s Commencement website here.

Watch the live-streamed event at the link below!

 

 


Graduation Social Media Stickers

Click on an image below for a downloadable #WashU21 sticker.

 

Click Here for Class of 2020 downloadable/printable signs.