Law School Class of 2014 Celebrates Convocation
On Saturday, May 17, the George Mason University School of Law awarded 185 JD degrees and two LLM degrees at the annual convocation ceremony held at the university's Fairfax Campus. Dean Daniel Polsby presided over the ceremony which featured a guest address by The Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Jr., a judge on the Court of Appeals of Virginia and a Distinguished Adjunct Faculty member at the law school. Graduating students elected Richard Kelsey, Assistant Dean for Management & Planning, to deliver the faculty address and graduating students Michael Ballanco and Benjamin M. Charlton were elected as speakers for the day and evening classes, respectively. Dean Polsby awarded Michael Ballanco the Law School Service Award for his contributions to the law school. Graduating students Scott Brooks and Michael Rogers had the distinction of graduating summa cum laude.
Music for the law school convocation was provided by the George Mason University Jazz Ensemble, and presentation of colors was by members of the George Mason University United States Army ROTC. A reception for attendees was held after the ceremony.
Commencement activities were ushered in on
Friday evening, May 16, with the annual graduation reception held in the Levy
Atrium, Hazel Hall for graduates, their families, faculty, and staff. The reception is sponsored by the Student Bar Association and provides a festive atmosphere for a final class get-together prior to graduation day.