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New Graduates Honored at Commencement
The class of 2004 has maintained an incredible sense of purpose--a characteristic that makes Boalt what it is, said Interim Dean Robert Berring, Jr., '74 in his opening remarks at the Saturday, May 22, commencement ceremony in the Hearst Greek Theatre. He pointed out that he, too, was graduating as he steps down from the role of interim dean in July.

Walter Dellinger, head of the appellate practice at O'Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C., was the guest speaker. The former acting solicitor general recounted his personal experiences stemming from the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the landmark school desegregation case, and called for review of government activities by the courts. Professor Linda Hamilton Krieger gave the faculty address. Student speakers included Macarena Lopez (LL.M.), Erick Munez and Alisa Nave.

Dean Berring presented several student awards during the ceremony, including the Thelen, Marrin prize for Academic Achievement to Katherine Jessica Florey and the Thelen, Marrin prize for Law Journal Writing to Michelle Wilde Anderson. Karla Hampton received the Francine Diaz Memorial Award and Tiffani Williams was awarded the Student Service Award. The Stephen Finney Jamison Prize for Scholarship and Advocacy went to Henry Carbajal.

View pictures of the ceremony in our online slideshow. For more information, visit the commencement website or contact Holly Parrish at 510- 642-3263 or























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