Commencement 2017

Class Photo on the Main Building Steps

Bruce Huber

Congratulations to the most recent class of Notre Dame Lawyers, who were hooded and received their diplomas Saturday, May 20. The group of more than 240 graduates celebrated in the Joyce Center, thanks to South Bend’s rainy spring weather, but attitudes were sunny as Professor Bruce Huber, the 2017 class selection for Distinguished Professor, encouraged the class to see their profession as that of service to others.

“There is nothing more dignifying than to serve another human being,” Huber said. “In so doing you put yourself on the path to flourishing.”

Mayra alexis

Several students were hooded by Notre Dame Lawyer family members, and two graduating seniors had the sweet moment of hooding each other — Mayra Estrada and Alexis Maguina, who are recently engaged.

The top three academic awards – The Colonel William J. Hoynes Award, The Dean Joseph O’Meara Award, and The Farabaugh Prize – were all awarded to women, something that’s only happened a handful of times, most recently 1998. Margaret Adema won the Hoynes, Audrey A. Beck won the O’Meara, and Alexa Baltes won the Farabaugh.

Stay tuned for more information regarding the 2018 Commencement exercises, as well as more pictures and videos from the 2017 Commencement.