The Class of 2006
Today is Brooklyn Law School’s Commencement. Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2006. These students started at Brooklyn the same year I began teaching.
Our commencement is always a lavish affair. We take over Tavern on the Green for brunch and then the commencement exercises are held at Lincoln Center. Many of our students are first generation lawyers; a good number are immigrants. Our commencement speaker this year is Richard Goldstone, formerly of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. A preview we got last night at dinner suggests his speech will be a highlight of the day.
In a few months, we’ll have a new crop of 1Ls. Nobody is quite the same after they are done with law school; there are things we all wished we knew before we began.
In that spirit, I ask our readers who are graduating this year or who have already graduated from law school: if you, older and wiser now, could send back in time some advice to yourself in the summer just before you began law school, what advice would that be?