On Saturday, May 14, Case Western Reserve University School of Law celebrated the Class of 2022 during a commencement ceremony at Severance Music Center. A recording of the event is available to view online.
Cleveland Mayor Justin M. Bibb, a 2018 dual School of Law and Weatherhead School of Management graduate, gave a stirring Commencement address, noting “Now more than ever, the world needs you—it needs you to seek truth, it needs you to right society’s wrong. It needs you to ask and analyze the hard questions and have the courage and moral compass to meet the moment we are in.”
The ceremony also included uplifting messages from School of Law Co-Deans Jessica Berg and Michael Scharf; Eric B. Levasseur (LAW ’02), a partner at Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP and Law Alumni Association Board president; and outgoing Student Bar Association Co-Presidents Nadia Haile and Makela Hayford; as well as the presentation of awards to faculty, staff and students, as voted by the Class of 2022. In all, the School of Law awarded 114 JD, 105 LLM, 34 Master, and 13 SJD degrees.