NYU Law to celebrate 2021 graduates in virtual Convocation ceremony on May 20

NYU Law will honor and celebrate its 2021 graduates with a virtual Convocation ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 20. This event will celebrate the Law School’s graduating students through speeches and well wishes, and will conclude with a presentation of the names of all JD, LLM, JSD, MSL, MS, and Advanced Certificate recipients.

Watch NYU Law's Convocation, starting at 3:00 p.m. on May 20: 

Helen Jennings
Helen Jennings LLM ’21
Safeena Mecklai
Safeena Mecklai JD ’21

Helen Jennings LLM ’21 and Safeena Mecklai JD ’21 will address their fellow graduates. NYU President Andrew Hamilton, Dean Trevor Morrison, and David Tanner ’84, chair of the New York University School of Law Foundation, will also speak, offering their congratulations to the Class of 2021.

Bridget McCormack
Bridget McCormack ’91

Michigan Chief Justice Bridget McCormack ’91 will deliver the keynote address. A Root-Tilden Scholar during her time at NYU Law, McCormack has served on the Michigan Supreme Court since 2013 and has taught at the University of Michigan Law School since 1998. As Chief Justice, she has promoted statewide initiatives devoted to improving the courts’ service to the public, and to improving equal access to justice. She co-chaired the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration, many of whose recommendations for criminal justice reform were signed into law earlier this year.

“I know that her extraordinary record of public service will resonate with and inspire our graduates as they go on to begin their own careers,” Morrison said in an email.

The Law School’s Convocation will be preceded by NYU's Commencement ceremony on May 19, 2021, featuring Jacob K. Javits Professor Deborah Archer, co-faculty director of the Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law and president of the American Civil Liberties Union; US Representative Hakeem Jeffries ’97; and Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, among other speakers.

Watch the NYU Commencement ceremony here.

Posted May 17, 2021