The Class of 2000—552 J.D.‘s, 135 LL.M.‘s, and 11 S.J.D.‘s—received diplomas and 34 International Tax Program students received certificates at HLS Commencement ceremonies on June 8.
On Class Day June 7 in the afternoon program, class members offered remembrances of Professors Gary Bellow ’60, Abram Chayes ’49, and James Vorenberg ’51, who died in the spring. This year’s class awarded the Sacks-Freund Teaching Award to Professor Richard Fallon, Jr., in recognition of his "commitment to excellence and demonstrated interest in the quality of the student experience.” Class Day speaker Tim Russert, senior vice president and Washington bureau chief, NBC News and moderator of Meet the Press, ended the afternoon with this advice to graduates: “If you hear anything, hear this—it is people, not degrees, who defend, protect and help those in need.”
Among this year’s Commencement award recipients was Brian Fitzpatrick, who received the Fay Diploma for the highest combined average for three years.
Edith W. Fine Fellowship
Public Interest Fellowships
R. Kaufman Public Service Fellowships
Oberman Memorial Award
M. Olin Law and Economics Prize
C. Wright Memorial Fund Prizes
K. Kim '95 Memorial Prize
Raymond Akongburo Atuguba LL.M.
Nicole Moss at the Commencement Day breakfast
Class Marshals Pellin Yu, Logan Smith, Michael Kester, and Jacob Zimmerman join Class Day speaker Tim Russert (center), NBC political analyst and Meet the Press moderator.
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