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Scalia Law Class of 2019 Celebrates Graduation

2019 Commencement

On Saturday, May 18, the Antonin Scalia Law School awarded 166 JD degrees, 12 LLM degrees, and four JD/MBA dual degrees at the annual graduation celebration held at the George Mason University's Fairfax Campus. Dean Henry N. Butler presided over the ceremony.

The guest speaker was Claude "Mick" M. Kicklighter, retired United States Army Lieutenant General and former Director of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program at Mason Law. Graduating students elected Daniel Pi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, to deliver the faculty address. The class speakers were Patrick Allen Wallace (Day Class), Whitney J. Gregory (Evening Class), and Jessica Grace Martz (LLM Class). Student Bar Association President Daniel J. Trujillo Esmeral also delivered remarks.

Dean Butler presented a number of awards to graduating students including the Daniel D. Polsby Award for Excellence in Leadership to Christine C. Fries and Whitney J. Gregory; the Emerging Leader in Public Service Award to Kasey J. Chapman and Jenica Kramer; and the Law School Community Service Award to Thomas Caulfield and Jessica Lee Hannah. Awards for excellence were presented to Ross E. Davies, Professor of Law (Law School Teaching Excellence) and to Christine Malone, Director of Student Academic Affairs (Dean's Award for Excellence). Mallory Cariola Meaney, Jessica Nichols, and Alyssa Vallar had the distinction of graduating summa cum laude.

Music for the law school celebration was provided by the George Mason University Jazz Ensemble. A reception for attendees was held after the ceremony.

A recording of the ceremony is available on the Mason website.

The Graduation Program is available online.

A photo gallery of the annual SBA graduation reception held at the law school on Friday evening, May 17, for graduates, their families, faculty, and staff is available for viewing.

General Claude “Mick” M. Kicklighter’s 2019 Graduation Speech.