Newly-minted JDs, Bison pride, and the spirit of community marked the 2017 Hooding Ceremony.

 

 

 

Honors graduates! Dean Danielle Holley-Walker and Provost Anthony Wutoh led the procession.

#Bisonpride 

#ProudlythereonHilltophigh

Graduates joined hands in singing of The Alma Mater. "O Howard we sing of thee."
A proud graduate was hooded while a proud dean looked on. Another proud and smiling graduate!
A proud graduate was hooded while proud deans looked on.   Each member of the class of 2017 was hooded by one of the law school deans.
#HUSL student Lola Adeoye led the audience in "Lift Every Voice and Sing."  
   
Graduate Damilola Laguda delivered the benediction.  
  Dean Holley-Walker, class leaders, alumni, guests, and faculty together in a moment of prayer.  
 
  Lauren Jackson, president of the Student Bar Association, offered words of encouragement to her fellow graduates. 
Josephine Harriott, alumna of the Class of 2007 and former president of the Howard University Law Alumni Association, encouraged the Class of 2017 to always stay in touch with alma mater. Keynote speaker Angela Rye offered practical and spirited advice to the class. "Consider yourself a counselor even before you pass the bar," she advised. She then implored the graduates to "get in the game" after passing the bar.
Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills Jesse Bawa presented the Warren Rosmarin Award to Sha-Shana Crichton. Professors Harold McDougall (l) and Homer LaRue at the Hooding Ceremony.
Sha-Shana Crichton, assistant professor of lawyering skills at #HUSL, was awarded the Warren Rosmarin Professor of Law Award for Excellence in Teaching and Service. Several dean's fellows stood in recognition of Professor  Crichton's leadership of the dean's fellows program.