Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Procession of graduates and faculty

Congratulations to the Class of 2022 on completing your work here at RWU Law. Your class spent most of its time studying and learning during a global pandemic and still you have reached this milestone. We look forward to celebrating with you

It is important for you to take some time to enjoy your accomplishment and think about what you have just finished. Your 1L year, widely considered the hardest year of law school, was abruptly interrupted by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Remember when you went away for Spring Break and the world changed? (We do…and we hope you enjoyed your extra week of Spring Break!) During that time, the Legal Beagle reminded you that the library can come to you

Then came your 2L year and you adjusted to classes back in-person, hybrid, or still remote. Or your professor was in the classroom and you were online or you were in the classroom and the Professor was remote? The point the Legal Beagle wishes to make is that the “new normal” you stepped into was one that required flexibility, patience, and most of all, perseverance. 

Your 3L year has been a little bit more “normal” but still filled with all the challenges of the last couple of years. Your return to life with many in-person activities has also come with preparation for the Bar Exam and your upcoming career as a lawyer. 

Looking back on all you have accomplished, it is not just resilience for the sake of resiliency, or flexibility for the sake of flexibility. The experiences you have had the last three years have prepared you to step into your new career with patience, flexibility, and determination. The Class of 2022 is ready to step into the world and fight for their clients, to maintain healthy work/life balance, to thrive both in-person and virtually, and most importantly, to leave a positive influence on this world.

Congratulations again and never forget—we are your library for life