Succeeding on the Bar Exam and in the Profession Starts with Feeling Celebrated, Even During the Global Pandemic
Jeffrey A. Dodge, Succeeding on the Bar Exam and in the Profession Starts with Feeling Celebrated, Even During the Global Pandemic, 3(3) Raising the Bar 12-13 (2020).
3 Pages Posted: 5 May 2021
Date Written: June 1, 2020
The COVID-19 global health pandemic forced institutions across the country to cancel in-person commencement ceremonies and other celebratory events recognizing the class of 2020. Until mid-March 2020, Penn State Dickinson Law planned to award diplomas to its graduates during a traditional commencement ceremony. While the pandemic dishearteningly forced us to cancel these celebrations, Dickinson Law’s administration, faculty and staff seized the opportunity to creatively and compassionately plan alternative strategies to recognize its graduates. In response, Operation Realizing the Dream was born.
Keywords: legal education, class of 2020, pandemic, bar preparation, career services, alumni relations, supporting students
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