Luncheon Held in Honor of December 2012 Graduates
December 2012 graduates set aside finals on Thursday to attend a luncheon in their honor.
Dean James Rasband offered three things for graduates to remember as they enter the work field:
Practice law with integrity.
Be willing to do more than what you’re compensated for.
Remember those in the last wagon of society.
His last word of advice refers to a talk
given by President J. Reuben Clark about the Latter-day Saint pioneers. In this talk, President Clark expressed his gratitude for the faith of the pioneers, and especially for those at the end of each wagon train that traveled across the country. Sometimes this wagon was last because it was pulled by the weakest ox team or because the mother was pregnant or the child was sick.
Similarly, there are those who are disadvantaged in society. Your education moves you to the first wagons of society because you now have the tools needed to help and protect others, Dean Rasband said. “Do you use your tools as shields or do you wield them as swords?”
James Partridge, a graduate who attended the luncheon with his wife, said that the greatest lesson he learned in law school was confidence. “Be confident, regardless of whether your answer is right or wrong, but try to be right,” he said. “Confidence goes a long way.”
Congratulations to all the law students graduating in December: Tyler Albrechtsen, Jennifer Bohning, Justin Caplin, Cameron Carter, Cynthia Hale, Jon Hogelin, Spencer Humiston, Rachel McDonald, Matthew McLane, James Partridge, Spencer Salcido, Breanne Salmond, Andrea Shattuck, Aubrey Stock and Ivy Telles.
Posted:November 30, 2012