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Commencement 2022

Chief Justice Budd delivers address.

Chief Justice Kimberly S. Budd.  Photographs by Caitlin Cunningham

In her address, Kimberly S. Budd, chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, called on the Class of 2022 to “stand up and speak out when you see injustice,” to “look for ways to heal the wounds caused by injustice,” and to reject hatred and fear and embrace fairness, respect, and equality. She also noted that career paths, like her own, do not have to be carefully planned to be successful. Her words echoed throughout Conte Forum, drawing applause from the JD and LLM graduates and their families assembled on May 27. BC Law’s 89th Commencement top honors went to Meghan McDuff (academic rank), Ian Ramsey-North (intellectual qualities), Molly Jane Thoms (public service), and John Reilly (scholarship and service).