2012 LL.M. SPEAKER
As our LL.M. year flew by, we soon found ourselves speaking a common language—that of life-long friends1 who had shared a life together, even if only for nine quick months. The breathtaking “diversity, ability, and commitment”2 of our class is matched only by our amazing unity. We showed that in how we engaged and contributed to the school and our fellow students. Whether it was responding to opportunities to help in fund drives for earthquake and storm victims from halfway around the world; participating in “Around the World” events to benefit Alex Blasczuk; filling up Facebook walls with birthday greetings or congratulatory messages for the many LL.M. babies;3 competing in moot courts; discussing a range of issues such as global hunger and its causes or the legality of targeted killings from drone attacks; or even to standing here, on this stage today—we carried each other. And in all these times, we proudly carried one identity—Columbia LL.M. Class of 2012.