Villanova Law Celebrates Commencement 2010
Villanova Law School awarded 223 Juris Doctor degrees and 11 Master of Laws in Taxation degrees at its 55th Commencement. Richard Trumka, Villanova Law class of 1974, gave the commencement address. Trumka serves as President of AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest labor federation. In his speech, Trumka encouraged the graduating students to stand up to the injustices that they will encounter in their legal careers. Trumka offered the advice: “I’m not suggesting that those who are discontented with conditions in this country should simply sit down, be quiet and let those in positions of power continue to work their will upon us, that’s a surefire formula for injustice, more and ager and more hatred. I hope, frankly, that Americans will get even angrier about the injustices around us. But I want to channel that anger into hope, not hate, reform, not repression, and progress not polarization”.
A reception was held at the law school following the ceremony.