Celebrating the Class of 2020

– Hello. – Hi. – Hi, everyone. – What’s up, everybody? – Hello, class of 2020. – Hi everyone, I’m taking the time to send some love from Belgium
and taking this opportunity to thank all of you for this amazing year. (mood music) – To the class of 2020, this is not the graduation
day that any of us envisioned. But it’s a wonderful day. It’s a wonderful day
because we celebrate you for an extraordinary achievement, your graduation from Georgetown Law. You’ve arrived here through persistence, hard work, and resilience. In the past few weeks have imposed burdens that none of us imagined. But they’ve all shaped
you as a class in ways that are as unique as
they’ve been challenging. In the years ahead, I know
that you’ll have opportunity to reflect not just on the past few weeks, but on the experiences that
you’ve had throughout your time at Georgetown Law, on the
lessons you’ve learned, and the friendships you’ve formed, and I hope that they will nurture you and support you throughout your life. – Congratulations to the
graduating class of 2020. – Congratulations graduates. – Congratulations, everyone. – Congratulations
everybody, and thank you. Georgetown will forever
hold such a special place in my heart. – Congratulations, class of 2020. You’re about to graduate
armed with the knowledge of how to use a profoundly
powerful tool, the law. Use it well, but more
importantly, use it wisely. – Congratulations,
Georgetown Law class of 2020. My wish for you, is that
you continue to reflect the University’s values of being men, women and non-binary people for others. Stay in touch, and stay woke. – Congratulations to the
graduating class of 2020. – Congratulations, class of 2020. – One of my favorite memories
of my time at Georgetown Law was the series of brown bag
lunches that we got to do with our spring one all professors, it was just a really nice
way to get to know them outside of the classroom, and
to hear stories about how they started out as lawyers and how they made their transition to academia. – I wanna offer a warm congratulations to the class of 2020, and especially my beloved section three. – The champagne toast to the graduating class of Georgetown Law
2020, and here’s to you. – Cheers. Congratulations to the class of 2020. – Congratulations, everybody. – Congratulations, class
of 2020, well done. – Congratulations to the
fantastic Georgetown Law class of 2020. – The world needs you now
more than ever class of 2020. And we know you’re
ready for the challenge. – We will take pride in
all of your successes. – Congratulations, class of 2020. – What I’m going to miss the most about Georgetown is the people, especially the students who
despite our vast backgrounds, we converge through the common point of our quest for knowledge. Congratulations to the class of 2020. – Congratulations, class of 2020. Don’t forget to follow your passions. Don’t forget to take
good care of yourselves. And don’t forget to do
some good in the world. – Shout out to the Georgetown Law Journal. It has been an honor and
a humbling experience to work with all of you
over the past few years. – Hello class of 2020,
I just wanted to send my big congrats to you all. – Here’s to all of you the class of 2020, and all of your remarkable
accomplishments, even in the face of uncertainty
and the unprecedented challenges of our times. Today we celebrate you and your
graduation, congratulations. – Congratulations, class of 2020. It’s been a pleasure to
get to know so many of you. And I know we’ll stay in touch. We’re always here for you. – Congratulations, class of 2020. We did it. – I’d like to congratulate
the class of 2020. You’ve worked really hard, and you deserve to be proud of yourselves. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay happy. Stay good people. – So we can’t be together,
but I just want to say how proud I am of you. Congratulations, we
love you, stay in touch. – Hello, class of 2020. And particularly those of
you who I had in section one, I asked you all from
section one to forgive me for question four from the
property exam, I repent. I wish you all the best, despite the circumstances, go thrive. – It’s too easy to say I feel like harm but instead I’ll say, it was just the energy of the place, everybody there was chasing a
dream, striving to get ahead. So I’ll definitely miss
that community feeling and that energy. And of course, I’ll miss
my amazing LM car haul. It was such an honor to
represent all of you. And I’ll carry you and
your stories with me for the rest of my life. – One, I felt very brave,
leaving my home country to come and attend Georgetown. I feel like a hero being
part of the graduating students of 2020. So well done to the
graduating class of 2020, to our faculty and to the
entire Georgetown community. – What I will remember most fondly about my time at Georgetown Law, was my work in the
criminal justice clinic. John Copacino and Vida
Johnson are the best mentors a student could ask for and
I’m so proud of the work that my classmates and I
did during our third year. – I’m a transfer student. So when I showed up to
Georgetown for the first time, I felt very nervous to ask any questions in class, especially in my first
two semesters there. And during that time of collection law, with Professor Smith
and I am still nervous to ask any questions. So I went to his office hours,
asked a lot of questions. And he said, Perry, these questions, you know relate to the
classes collection law, why didn’t you ask them in class? And I said, I’m just too
nervous to ask these questions in class in front of real,
real Georgetown students. And he said, stop, you are
real Georgetown student, you belong here Perry. And I left that office that day, not feeling like a transfer,
but feeling like a student. And I felt like I belonged. And that’s thanks to Professor Paul Smith. – Congratulations, class of 2020. We will miss you. – You all have demonstrated
extraordinary courage and grit and resilience
and professionalism. And all of us who live you,
so congratulations, well done. – Congratulations to the class of 2020. – Congratulations, class of 2020. – Congratulations the class of 2020. I knew exactly what I was doing all those years ago when I sent
you a letter of acceptance. Now, I can’t wait to
hear all the great things you’re gonna do out in
this brave new world fighting for justice. – Thank you Georgetown Law for
an unforgettable experience. And most importantly, thank you to my family for
supporting me throughout. – I’m so excited that we all made it. And in the end, I hope everyone has a
bright and promising future. – Congratulations, class of 2020. I hope that you’re feeling incredibly proud of
yourselves because we are all so proud of you. – Congratulations, class of 2020. May you go forth and
write great little things. – Congratulations, class of 2020. – You have made a difference. Not only have you
excelled in your classes, on your journals and in your courtships, but you in the midst of
a pandemic have continued to serve by teaching in DC public schools, x turning at public defender offices, securing asylum for
those in ICE detention, advocating for environmental
and health justice. Fighting for victims of domestic violence and insisting upon civil rights for all. I am proud to call you Hoyas
for your life changing service. Congratulations class of 2020. – On behalf of the entire
Georgetown University Law Center, Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management. We salute and congratulate each graduate in the class of 2020. – The special shout out
to the students in the LM and SJD programs. You’ve done a great job, congratulations. – Congrats class on 2020, best of luck. – Congratulations to the class of 2020. – Congratulations to the class
of 2020, at Georgetown Law. – Congratulations to my fellow
graduates and best of luck. – I salute the exceptional class of 2020. – Congratulations to
everyone in the graduating class of 2020. – Congratulations class of 2020. You deserve a celebration. So don’t let this virus
get you down, Hoya Saxa. – Congratulations. – Congratulations. – Congratulations. – Congratulations. – Congratulations to the class of 2020. – Hopefully, we’ll gather soon
to celebrate our graduation. A big hug for you and I hope you and your
families stay safe, take care. – As we conclude this celebration. I wanna let you know how proud I am of each of you. I’m looking forward to the day
when we can all get together and celebrate in person. But today, it’s my privilege
to congratulate you and the solution. Today, you are now Georgetown lawyers. I’m so proud of you. Congratulations. (inspirational music)

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