PUBLISHED:May 09, 2018

Duke Law honors Class of 2018

Duke Law celebrated the Class of 2018 at its convocation ceremony on May 12 in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Graduation festivities began with a gala in Star Commons on May 10 and included a family barbeque and a candlelight LLM dinner.

The class included 216 graduates receiving JD degrees, 16 of whom also received an LLM in international and comparative law, and 10 who also received an LLM in Law and Entrepreneurship. Ninety-five international lawyers received an LLM degree, eight graduates received an LLM in Law and Entrepreneurship, and one received the SJD degree, the highest in law. Twenty-one state, federal, and international judges received a Master of Judicial Studies degree after completing eight weeks of coursework and writing a thesis with original research over a two year period.

Michael J. Sorrell ’94, president of Paul Quinn College, addressed the graduates. Justice David Collins of New Zealand’s High Court spoke on behalf of the Master of Judicial Studies graduates, and David Shoichi Kuwabara and David Kryzanovsky offered remarks on behalf of their respective JD and LLM classes.

David F. Levi, James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law, led the convocation, which began at 5:30 p.m. in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Duke University’s West Campus, and was followed by a champagne toast in Star Commons.

Other graduation celebrations included the gala and presentation of the Justin Miller Awards on May 10 in Star Commons, and a family barbeque on May 11 at The Rickhouse in Durham. A Candlelight Dinner for international students and guests was held on May 11 in Star Commons.


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