On the afternoon of May 12, the 2018 University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law graduates were welcomed into the ranks of alumni by Christine Thompson
('01), incoming president of the Law College Association, who urged the audience to embrace the unexpected challenges and great promise of their next step.
Anna Maria Chávez ('94), the 2018 convocation speaker, addressed the graduates, emphasizing their new role as catalysts and moral leaders.
Graduating JDs Mia Hammersley and Kayla Bernays and graduating SJD Benjie Parsalaw were chosen by their peers as the Class of 2018 student speakers.
They were joined on stage by 2018 Class Gift Chairs Rachel Dyckman and Sara Wright, who announced a pledge of 4,451 hours of community service and pro bono work by the graduating class, representing more than 90 percent participation.