Georgia State College of Law is celebrating the class of 2021 with personal hooding ceremonies. The personalized events were chosen to ensure comfort and safety for all parties involved while still recognizing the graduates’ accomplishments.
The ceremony allows the graduate to have several friends and family members gather alongside them while they are hooded in the ceremonial courtroom in the College of Law with interim dean Leslie Wolf.
“We recognize that these last 15 months have been completely different than these graduates expected when they came to the College of Law,” said interim dean, Leslie Wolf. “These personal hooding ceremonies give us an opportunity to acknowledge all of the challenges they have overcome and celebrate this remarkable accomplishment. The class of 2021 is absolutely outstanding. It is a privilege to share this momentous occasion with them and welcome them as colleagues.”
This spring, the College of Law awarded 164 juris doctorate (J.D.) and six master of laws (LL.M.) degrees. Muhammad Abdullah was selected to be the class of 2021 student speaker. Graduates listen to his speech prior to entering the ceremonial courtroom.
“As we celebrate today’s accomplishment let us never forget the challenges we have faced to get this far,” said Abdullah. “Let our past challenges be a constant reminder that there is no burden too heavy, no obstacle too big, and no test too hard because we have persevered, and we will always persevere.”
The personal hooding ceremonies began on May 13 and finish on May 22. A link to view the personal hooding ceremonies is available here.