College of Law Celebrates 2017 Commencement

Posted on Monday 5/15/2017

On Friday, May 12, Syracuse Law celebrated its 2017 commencement. During the ceremony, the College conferred 148 Juris Doctor and 27 Master of Laws (LL.M.) in American Law degrees.

Judge James E. Graves Jr. L’80, G’81, United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth District, served as the commencement speaker. Judge Graves imparted to the graduates to “never let your view block your vision.”

Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor William Banks was selected by the 2017 class as the recipient of the annual Res Ipsa Loquitur Award, recognizing the faculty member who has made an impact on the class. Legal Writing Professor Shannon Ryan was selected by the LL.M. class as the recipient of the Lucet Lex Mundum Award, recognizing a faculty member who made a significant impact on the LL.M. class. Class president Dalya Bordman and LL.M. Student Bar Association senator Maria D. Robledo delivered addresses.