May 22, 2008
1:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.
South Lawn, Columbia University
About 650 Columbia Law School students from the Class of 2008 strode across the stage to collect their J.D., LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees as their faculty, family and friends looked on and applauded their accomplishment.
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David M. Schizer is Dean and the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law and the Harvey R. Miller Professor of Law and Economics.
Cynthia McFadden '84, co-anchor of ABC News' “Nightline” and “Primetime Live” programs, addressed the graduating class.
The graduates awarded Professor Philip Genty the 2008 Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching.
Speakers at the graduation ceremony included the outgoing Student Senate President Tope Yusuf, as well as J.D. Class Speaker Brian Larkin, and the LL.M. Class Speaker Thomas Krawitz, both selected by the graduating class. Read the speeches