May marked the joyful return to a traditional in-person hooding ceremony at the Hippodrome Theatre for Maryland Carey Law graduates. Joining the Class of 2022 for the event were members of the Class of 2020 whose ceremony was canceled because of the pandemic. JD, LLM, and MSL degrees were awarded.
Now former Dean Donald Tobin presided over the final graduation of his deanship. Maya Foster ’22, president of the Student Bar Association, also spoke words of encouragement and gratitude to the degree candidates.
Tamika Tremaglio ’95, executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, gave the keynote and shared what she wished she knew at the start of her professional career.
It all comes down to trust, courage, and dedication, Tremaglio said. In these simple lessons, “lies an approach to your career, your life and your community that can help you reach your highest potential.”
Following the ceremony, the Class of 2020 and their families were invited to a special luncheon at the law school in recognition of the many in-person graduation celebrations they missed out on two years ago. Grace O’Malley ’20 shared reflections and words of celebration with her classmates.
Tobin recognized in his graduation remarks the hardships law students endured during the pandemic. “What gives me immeasurable hope is how you rose and fought adversity with so much determination,” he said. “You fought for your careers. You fought for justice. And you fought for each other.”