UConn Law Celebrates 92nd Commencement

UConn Law Class of 2015 class photo
UConn Law Celebrates 92nd Commencement
May 18, 2015
Hartford, CT

UConn School of Law  held its 92nd commencement on the warm, sunny Sunday of May 17, 2015.

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Tim Wu, the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Director of the Poliak Center for the Study of First Amendment Issues  at Columbia Journalism School, delivered the commencement address. He urged the graduates to focus on their skills because "your career in the law will be awfully lot easier if you happen to end up doing that which you are good at."

Within a week after realizing his dream to become a lawyer working in international finance, Wu said, "I realized I was very bad at the job, I mean not even average, but quite below average." Only after he began to focus on cyberlaw did Wu, a self-professed science geek, find success. 

"I was, like many people, essentially running away from what whatever talents I had," he said. "I had that fascination with what I was not good at, which can be one of the most dangerous things for a career."

The commencement ceremony was held under a tent on campus. Dean Timothy Fisher and UConn President Susan Herbst awarded the degrees.