2020 Commencement

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. Scroll down to explore your virtual commencement.


Explore Your Commencement Experience



Law School Diploma Ceremony

Sunday, May 17 at 2:30 pm



Letter from Dean Bracey


Christopher Alan 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 Bracey

Christopher Alan Bracey




The Class of 2020 by the Numbers


JD Graduates


LLM Graduates


SJD Graduates


MSL Graduates


Graduates Contributed
41,087.89 Pro Bono Hours

Student Gift

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.

Future In-Person Events

 We will provide more information on future in-person events when circumstances permit. In the meantime, please accept our congratulations and gratitude.

Commencement Program

GW Alma Mater

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!