2021 Commencement Information: How to Watch

Students walking to 2019 Commencement ceremony in from of Maltz Performing Arts Center

On Sunday, May 16, Case Western Reserve University School of Law will celebrate the Class of 2021 during an in-person commencement ceremony at Freiberger Field.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the university cannot accommodate guests at this year’s event, however, friends and families are invited to gather together online as the school’s leadership presents the diplomas. The ceremony will be available to view online from 1 - 2:30 p.m. EST at case.edu/livestream/s1 (to watch with captions, visit case.edu/livestream/s2).

The ceremony will begin with congratulatory messages from Dean Berg and Dean Scharf, well wishes from members of the law school faculty and staff, the presentation of awards and remarks from outgoing Student Bar Association President Isaiah Pinckney III. Environmental law expert Jim Chen (LAW ‘91) will address the graduates before the diplomas are presented.

The university’s virtual convocation ceremony, featuring reflections from convocation speaker Marc H. Morial, along with the presentation of the Hovorka Prize, honorary degrees, and the official degree conferral, will be available online on May 30.

Social media engagement is encouraged! Celebrate commencement with yard signs, Facebook frames, GIFs, Instagram templates and more and share your pictures with the university using the hashtag #CWRUGrad2021.


The recording of the School of Law diploma ceremony will be available for viewing on Sunday, May 30, at case.edu/commencement/media/webcast. A short overview of both of the May 16 ceremonies is also available.