Duke Law Graduation 2014 | Andrew Walton
Speaking on behalf of graduates of the LLM in Law and Entrepreneurship program, Andrew Walton listed ways in which their year at Duke Law added value to their law degrees -- and some MBAs -- beyond the skills they learned in class and through practicum placements. In addition to fortitude and the integrity to succeed "with excellence, greatness, and honor," he said they got lessons in the self-motivation and drive that characteristically propel entrepreneurs.
"In my first week at Duke University, a mentor of mine, Professor Erika Buell said, 'Treat this program like your own entrepreneurial experience, and then treat your life in the same way.' We have learned to invest in ourselves ... to be successful."