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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Some Words for the Graduating 3Ls

What to say to the graduating 3Ls of Ave Maria School of Law. I have been thinking about this all week. Originally, I was going to write something like "An AMSL 3L's Guide to Commencement." Included would be instructions to be followed for an enjoyable graduation. For example:

When it is time for each candidate to approach the stage, the Student Marshal will indicate when a particular row should stand. Candidates proceed to the right to access the stage, hand the photo card to the photographer's assistant, and hand the name card to the announcer. Then each candidate proceeds to the hooding table, then to the Chairman of the Board of Governors where the candidate will shake his hand, and then to the Dean (when a photograph is taken). When the Dean receives the candidate, the candidate shall say something appropriate to the occasion, such as: "Puff, puff, puff.." or "Hip!" or "No strings attached, eh Deano!" Finally, each candidate should then pause at the bottom of the exit ramp for a second photograph before proceeding to their seat.

But I decided that at such a momentous time, I would rather say something else. As it requires more thought and time in crafting, come back later....