The George Washington University Law School
2020 Virtual Commencement Celebration
Congratulations Class of 2020 and welcome to your virtual commencement celebration! 2020 graduates, with their families and friends, can celebrate their commencement, academic awards ceremony, and diploma ceremony here via livestream. You are also invited to attend the May 2021 University-wide Bicentennial Commencement on the National Mall. Scroll down to explore your virtual commencement.
Explore Your Commencement Experience
Online Graduate Yearbook
Learn about the members of the class of 2020 in the virtual student yearbook. Please share it with your friends and family. If you wish to be included, please submit your information here.
Well Wishes from Faculty & Staff
Many members of our faculty wanted to celebrate your great achievements and offer congratulations! Take a moment to read some of the notes from our faculty to you.
Letter from Dean Bracey
Congratulations Class of 2020! I know that you have looked forward to this day for a long time. Commencement is the culmination of years of hard work by not only students, but your families and other loved ones. I commend you on successfully completing your studies during one of the most difficult times in recent history.
Your final semester at GW Law was marked by an unprecedented global pandemic, creating more challenges than any of us anticipated. In spite of those challenges, each one of you has accomplished what you set out to do when you walked into our doors as a first-year student. Today, you become a lawyer.
I have had the incredible privilege of serving as your Interim Dean this academic year. During this last semester, perhaps one of the most challenging I have experienced as an administrator, I have found myself energized and inspired by the relentless strength and spirit of the class of 2020. You came here to change the world. And now, I have no doubt that you will do just that.
On behalf of our entire faculty and staff, congratulations on reaching this significant milestone. I am deeply grateful for your resilience in the face of adversity. We are committed to celebrating this milestone with you, and until then, I send my very best wishes to each of you for good health, happiness, and success.
You will forever be part of the GW Law alumni family. As you write the next chapter in our law school’s rich and enduring history, remember that with the knowledge and skills you have acquired comes a responsibility to enrich society and work for the greater good. If you do, your rewards will be many.
Christopher Alan Bracey
The Class of 2020 by the Numbers
41,087.89 Pro Bono Hours
This year we are providing a special gift to every member of the Class of 2020. You will all receive a diploma frame bearing the GW Law crest, which will arrive in the mail following commencement.
In addition to the University Bicentennial Commencement Ceremony on the National Mall in May 2021, the law school will host an event in your honor. We will provide more information on both these events when circumstances permit. In the meantime, please accept our congratulations and gratitude.
Hail Alma Mater
To thy spirit guiding,
Knowledge thy closest friend
In its strength abiding,
Pledge we fidelity
Ne'er its place resigning,
Hail thee George Washington!
The class of 2020 is invited to join GW at the bicentennial Commencement on the National Mall in May 2021. Specific details will be shared when they are available.