Students at Brooklyn Law School spend a lot of time in the library. It was perhaps fitting that even as their law school journey drew to a close at graduation on May 18, the BLS Class of 2018 couldn’t quite escape the library.
At the commencement ceremony, class speaker Maria Ortiz reminded graduates of the quote from “A League of Their Own” that every BLS student has passed countless times given its prominent display in the library stairwell: “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it… The hard is what makes it great.” When the happy graduates returned to BLS after the ceremony, many headed to the library’s third floor Nash Reading Room with family and friends to celebrate over food and drink. The Nash Reading Room only opened last fall (official dedication to come soon!), and it was wonderful to see it transformed into a place of joyous celebration. Build it and they will come.
We look forward to continue seeing familiar faces over the summer as many newly-minted alums will be using the library for their bar exam studies. Here are some photos from the graduation festivities in the library and beyond. (Thanks to Jean Davis for taking most of these photos!)
Congratulations and all the best to the Brooklyn Law School Class of 2018!!