Graduation 2007

Stanford Law School held its commencement exercises on Sunday, May 6, 2007, at Memorial Auditorium. Among those participating in the event were 174 candidates for the degree of doctor of jurisprudence; 24 for the degree of master of laws, with 14 focusing in the area of corporate governance and 10 in law, science and technology; 13 for the degree of master of the science of law; and 8 for the degree of doctor of the science of law.

This year’s John Bingham Hurlbut Award for Excellence in Teaching was presented to Professor George Fisher, who also delivered the event’s keynote. Catherine Glaze, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, was awarded the 2007 Staff Appreciation Award. Bret Logue, co-president of the graduating class who was chosen to speak by vote of his peers, announced that the Class of 2007 raised $77,000 for the class gift.

Law School Dean Larry Kramer closed the ceremony by telling graduates: “The problems your generation faces are bigger, more complicated and even scarier [than mine],” citing terrorism, new diseases and global warming as examples. “By shrinking the globe … we magnified the costs of any mistakes.

“We messed things up and now it falls to you, our children, to fix it. So that your children will be able to hear a speech like this, but won’t have to,” he said.