The Institutes and Special Programs Certificate Ceremony, held on May 25, in the Rev. William J. Byron S.J. Auditorium, invited graduates of the four certificate-issuing Institutes, as well as their guests, to celebrate their achievements.
Certification from these Institutes - the Law and Public Policy Program, the Law and Technology Institute, the Comparative and International Law Program, and the Securities Law Program-endorses the student as a graduate who offers employers a level of subject mastery that is significantly beyond that which may be learned in the general J.D. curriculum.
"These are students who have gone above and beyond the requirements for earning a J.D. degree," Dean Daniel F. Attridge said. "These students have seized the opportunity to focus on specific, substantive areas of law. All of this, I believe, will make them particularly well-suited for a lifetime of service."
After the Dean's welcome remarks, the director of each program spoke of their pride in this year's graduates and discussed their accomplishments.
"Congratulations to our graduates. You earned this day through your hard work and we can't say congratulations enough," Professor Roger Colinvaux said, who is completing his third year as the director of the Law and Public Policy Program. Colinvaux spent a few minutes summarizing the projects his students created this year that tackled such issues as air pilot shortage, animal welfare, professional ethics, spread of the Zika Virus and voting rights. His fellow directors spoke of their students' great capabilities and bright futures.
"Our Institute is dedicated to preparing our students for an increasingly globalized world. Many of the CILI students participated in either or both the International Business and Trade Summer Law Program in Cracow and the International Human Rights in Rome," Professor Geoffrey Watson said.
"Your loved ones have gained a practical understanding of how the securities industry works. This is acquired by participating in one or two requisite externships. Examples include the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority," Professor David Lipton said.
"I am confident that each of you has a fruitful legal career ahead and I look forward to watching your transformation from law students to lawyers," Professor Elizabeth Winston said on behalf of her and Professor Megan La Belle, both co-directors of the Law and Technology Institute.
Students were also recognized for receiving a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree and completing specific MSL concentrations.
Following the certificate ceremony, the graduates and their families celebrated with a reception in the Law School atrium.
Securities Law Program Certificate Recipients
Nicole Marie Alkire, B.A.
Peter D. Dollinger, B.A., M.B.A.
William P. Lane, B.A.
Patricia Anne Leeson, B.A.
Sarah Minyu Muramoto, B.S.
Liam E. Phibbs, B.A.
Edom Sahle, B.S.
Andriana M. VanderGriend, B.A.
Nadia Yojin Yoon, B.A.
Law and Public Policy Program Certificate Recipients
Daniel Scott Boatright, B.A.
Alexandra Rose Cerussi, B.A.
Whitney Bre Morgan, B.M.
James Brian Randolph, B.A.
Caitlin Elizabeth Soto, B.S.
Shelby Elysia von Hofe, B.A.
Law and Technology Institute Certificate Recipients
Sam K. Ahn, B.S., M.S.
Matthew Grimes Baker, B.A.
Jonathan Myles Laurier Cannon, B.A., B.S.
Debbie Kam-Sheung Chu, B.A.
Sylvia Antoinette Santos Cruz, B.S., D.O.
Jaclyn K. Haughom, B.S.
Alyson Christina Hoffman, B.A.
Jonathan Hollm, B.S.
Anthony M. Jones, B.S.
Giovanni Lamargese, B.A.
Brianna Nichole Mitchell, B.A.
Ryan Gallagher Morrison, B.A.
Caroline Patricia Mrohs, B.A., B.S.
Tom Christopher Narvaez, B.A.
Ethan Harrison Pickrell, B.A.
Tiffany din Fagel Tse, B.A.
John P. Vivian, B.S., M.S.
Comparative and International Law Institute Certificate Recipients
Robert Ignacio Alonso, B.A.
Sarah E. Amendola, B.A.
Devin Leanne Barrett, B.A.
Zachary M. Figueroa, B.S., B.A.
Alexander Cameron Hastie, B.A.
Christopher McGee Hurley, B.A.
Krystal Skye Kirst, B.A.
Shelby Elysia von Hofe, B.A.
Kelly Ann Posey Whelan, B.A.
Master of Legal Studies
Daniel James Woodard, B.A.
Lina Woo, A.B.
Krupskaya Tamara Castellon, B.A.
Olukemi Jessica Omolola Pedro, B.A.
Tahmieka LaShae Johnson, B.A.
Master of Laws with a concentration in Securities Law
Alyssa Marie Ruth Moore, B.A., M.B.A., J.D.
Gardenia Ahmed Siddiq, B.S.
Master of Laws with a concentration in Law and Technology
Anthony K. Veach, B.A., J.D.