College Marks 113th Ceremony for Graduates
|Nevada Attorney General and hooding speaker Brian Sandoval '89 with Dean Nancy H. Rogers|
Principal hooding speaker Brian Sandoval '89 was sworn in as Nevada's attorney general in January 2003. A two-term state assemblyman and former chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission, Sandoval returned to the College and spoke of the rewards of public service. He shared personal stories as examples of the importance of family and service in forging a rewarding legal career.
Professor Chris Fairman, voted outstanding professor by the Class of 2003, also spoke and presented hoods to graduating students. His remarks stressed the personal rewards of teaching in a College comprised of such talented and gifted students. He challenged them to use the power of their legal training to balance the scales of justice to create a more just world.
Students were welcomed into the alumni ranks by Keith Shumate '91, president of the Moritz Law Alumni Society and partner in the international firm of Squire Sanders & Dempsey.
|Lou Ann Moritz presents Moritz Leadership Award to Sarah Biehl while co-recipient Mónica Ramírez looks on|
He encouraged students to use their law degrees to serve their communities and the highest ideals of justice. He also asked them to remain active in the life of the College
Upon graduation, Moritz alumni become a part of an alumni network that includes all 50 states and 20 countries.
Alumni include federal and state appellate judges, current and former U.S. senators and representatives, law firm managing partners, chief executive officers of Fortune 500 corporations, and leaders in a variety of non-profit organizations and public interest law firms.
A crowd of approximately 2,500 adoring parents, partners, and friends attended the hooding ceremony and the reception that followed in the Galbreath Pavilion.
|Richard Boothby, Jessica Walls and Jennifer Urban with Moritz law banner||Richard Boothby sings a rousing national anthem to start the ceremony|