Georgia State College of Law hosted a week-long virtual celebration to acknowledge the 210 students comprising the class of 2020. The College of Law awarded 192 juris doctorate (J.D.) and. and 18 master of laws (LL.M.) degrees.
As they prepare to take the bar exam, members of this year’s class will be joining Georgia’s legal community by working at the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Supreme Court of Georgia, King & Spalding, Baker Hostetler, Stanton Law, the JAG Corps and other law firms and government agencies.
“We know that this has been a challenging semester for our students and we are so proud of their commitment and tenacity,” said interim dean, Leslie Wolf. “I hope that they will take time to celebrate this remarkable accomplishment before studying for the bar exam and diving into their careers. This class is absolutely outstanding, and I look forward to calling them esteemed colleagues.”
Atlanta’s legal community joined the virtual celebration, including Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms; Presiding Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, David Nahmias; GBI director, Vic Reynolds; and a host of alumni, professors and staff to offer their well wishes. More photos and videos will be published over the next month with the hashtags #GSULawGrad and #GSU20.
The spring commencement ceremony was scheduled for May 15, but has been postponed to follow social distancing guidelines. A new commencement date will be announced as soon as it is possible to do so.