Class of 2017 Gift Presentation
Joanne J. Liu ’17
Good morning. My name is Joanne Liu. This year, Dre Harris, Tokyo Mbetse, Karen Werner, and I had the great honor of serving as co-chairs of the 2017 Class Gift Campaign.
Today, we are proud to announce that 73% percent of the graduating class contributed to the campaign.
The class gift represents our class’s support and commitment to Columbia Law School. It is our way of giving back to the place we have called home the past three years, saying thank you, and helping to improve the experiences of future students.
My fellow co-chairs and I would like to thank our 50 amazing Class Gift Committee members, and the 547 members of the Class of 2017 who helped make this year’s campaign a resounding success.
Karen Werner ’17
My name is Karen Werner. It was an honor to represent the LL.M. Class of 2017 and be part of the community that we formed as classmates. The Class Gift was a great way to show our appreciation for our unforgettable year at Columbia.
Dean Lester, we are very excited to present you with the Scroll of Honor. The scroll lists the names of 278 J.D. and 269 LL.M. students who contributed to the 2017 Class Gift.
Thank you again, and congratulations to the Class of 2017!