Welcoming Remarks: Genna Ghaul ’13
Family, friends, professors, and fellow graduates, welcome to the Columbia Law School Class of 2013 Graduation!
Although today is not the first graduation for any of us, it is more than likely to be the wettest, and it is more likely than not to be our last. Despite its finality, today is not the last day that we will spend celebrating each other’s lives together. The bonds we developed during our time at Columbia Law School are some of the deepest many of us have ever known, and it is without a doubt in my mind that we will continue to see a lot of each other over the next few decades—not to mention over the next two months at our respective bar review courses.
Finally, on behalf of all of the graduates, I send out our heartfelt thanks to those of you who traveled from near and far to join us here today. Not only do we appreciate your presence at this ceremony, but also your endless guidance and support over the past three, and often more, years. We could not have done it without you, and to that end this graduation ceremony commemorates our joint achievement. Fellow graduates, let’s take a moment to applaud those who have helped us to reach this monumental point in our lives.