20 years after completing my MBA, I finally received my JD yesterday. The ceremony was grand (despite the fact that the woman who hooded me put my hood on upside down and so all my post grad pictures look really stupid) and the speeches were both blessedly brief and laced with comedy. The whole thing lasted about 90 minutes.
I think the feature that I liked the most was how intimate the whole affair was. With just 87 of us walking, it doesn't compare to the 300+ that will walk in May. But, what it gave us was the chance to just be 'us' again -- the summer starter sections of 2004. I knew something about every person that walked across the stage (OK, there were a couple of people I didn't know). I saw some classmates that I hadn't seen since that first year. It was great.
Congratulations to the December 2006 graduating class of the University of Michigan Law School. It's been a privilege.