The finale of introductions for the Empire College School of Law Class of 2013 includes the valedictorian, Christopher Stoll. His bio, like the other 17 members of the class, illustrates the variety of career and educational backgrounds from which Empire law students come. The discipline and critical thinking skills learned while studying law will assist them in their future endeavors.
Today's group of Juris Doctor graduates includes a two-time moot court competitor, a graduate who has interned for the Sonoma County Bar Association writing jury verdict reports, and a certified law clerk with the Sonoma County District Attorney's office.
Today's trio of law graduates have participated in the Small Claims, Elder Law, and Self-Help Access Clinics, as well as the Sonoma County Family Law Facilitator's Office, and were recipients of a variety of legal scholarships.
Our third group of Empire College School of Law graduates includes students who have provided pro bono legal services through the Elder Law, Disability Law, Self-Help Access Center, and Small Claims Advisory Clinics. One has been a law clerk at the Sonoma County Public Defender's Office, and another had an article published in the Sonoma County Bar Association's Bar Journal.
The three graduates who were introduced in yesterday's blog are certainly impressive scholastically, as well as from the standpoint of extracurricular activities and community service. Between them they provided pro bono legal services through Empire's Self-Help Access Center, Small Claims Advisory, and Legal Aid. In addition, they represented Empire on Moot Court and Environmental Negotiation Competition Teams.
As the graduates of the Empire College School of Law Class of 2013 prepare for their commencement exercises next Sunday afternoon, I thought it would be fun to introduce them through a series of blog posts. This group of dynamic people entered law school with diverse educational and employment backgrounds. We wish them the best of luck as they pursue their careers in law and contribute further to the community.
It's not every day that a rubber chicken, the District Attorney, and a veteran share the stage at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. But that is exactly what occurred on Monday evening at the Empire College School of Business commencement exercises.
Congratulations to the Class of 2012 of Empire College School of Law! I was honored to share in your special day and inspired by your personal achievements.
"Although they just graduated from Empire College law school on Sunday, the list of accomplishments of the 23 graduates already reads like a list of movers and shakers." So reads Press Democrat writer Lori Carter's lead sentence in her article about the Class of 2010's commencement exercises. It was definitely an inspiring day.
The full transcript of speeches are availabe as well:
"Throughout the next few years you’ll have lots of opportunities appear before you. Many of those opportunities you will create yourselves while others will just appear out of nowhere. You’ll find yourself presented with personal and professional opportunities that will change your lives. Your education has given you the foundation to make the most of those opportunities."