William & Mary Law School began Commencement festivities with an Awards Luncheon on May 9 to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of the LL.M. Class of 2019.
Law School Dean Davison M. Douglas, Associate Dean Ronald H. Rosenberg and Assistant Dean Jennifer Stevenson extended congratulations and best wishes to this accomplished class on behalf of the faculty and the Law School community. Class members Xun Lu and Yueyue Wang offered greetings and remarks on behalf of their class.
Professor Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl announced the following awards and recognitions given to members of the class.
Each year the Dean recognizes select members of the graduating class who have made exceptional contributions to the Law School community such as initiating a new program that benefits the community or leading a student organization. Certificates were presented to Sulaiman Altuwayjiri, Nnaemeka Okereke and Pollyanna Turner-Ward.
LL.M. Academic Excellence Awards
This recognition is given to students who have achieved the highest overall grade point averages in class. Recipients of this recognition were Hao Yue Deng, Zhongzhe Ren, Anna Sergeeva, Pollyanna Turner-Ward, Huanju Wang, and Zilin Zhao.
LL.M. Legal Writing Awards
This recognition is given to students who achieved the highest grades in the Legal Writing class. Recipients of this recognition were Hao Yue Deng, Xiaohua Fan, Zhongzhe Ren, Anna Sergeeva, Pollyanna Turner-Ward, and Huanju Wang.
Lawyering Skills Certificates
This recognition is given to those students who have completed both the Lawyering Skills and Advanced Lawyering Skills courses. Certificates were presented to Hao Yue Deng, Xiaohua Fan, Zhongzhe Ren, Anna Sergeeva, Pollyanna Turner-Ward, and Huanju Wang.
LL.M. Community Service Awards
Awards for outstanding service were given to two graduates: Nnaemeka Okereke and Pollyanna Turner-Ward.
Thomas Jefferson founded William & Mary Law School in 1779 to train leaders for the new nation. Now in its third century, America’s oldest law school continues its historic mission of educating citizen lawyers who are prepared both to lead and to serve.