Spring/Summer 2023


Celebrating Senior Day, 2023

Students celebrating at Senior Day
Members of the Class of 2023 celebrate Senior Day outside of Hill Auditorium.

The Class of 2023 and their families and friends convened at Hill Auditorium on May 5 to celebrate Senior Day—a gathering far removed from the start of their 1L year, which began on Zoom at the outset of the pandemic. 

Bridget Mary McCormack, president and CEO of the American Arbitration Association and former chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, addressed the graduating class. “Law is created by humans who were and are flawed and biased, and if the substantive rule of law isn't up for the challenges we face, please change it,” McCormack said.

Alanna Autler, ’23, saluted her classmates for their hard work and perseverance. “Your gift is that no matter what you’re handed, you take it and make it better. You care about the world, but you also care about each other.”

Senior Day festivities also included a post-ceremony reception in the Law Quad and the Donning of the Kente that morning. During the donning ceremony (as seen in the slideshow below), members of the Black Law Students Association received stoles celebrating their achievement and their influence on the Michigan Law community.