Today the University of Louisville graduated its latest class of law students. Every student admitted to the class of 20__ remained in good academic standing throughout her or his law school career and graduated on time. The diploma received by each graduate complemented another document, perhaps less formal but no less important in practical terms: a firm job offer. Ten weeks from now, the Law School expects all of its graduates to pass the bar exam. And although the Law School is proud to deliver many of its finest graduates into law firms, businesses, schools, and public agencies in this community, this year's class has found jobs from Alaska to Delaware. Indeed, one student will be studying as a Fulbright Scholar in Slovakia. Tomorrow as today, a law degree from the University of Louisville will be recognized as an emblem of quality, sea to shining sea and beyond the water's edge.
That, of course, is hardly news worth to print in the eyes of the New York Times, much less in the eyes of that newspaper's most careful readers within the academy. But it is worth doing. And now, having digressed, I must return to that task.