Igniting Success



A line of graduating law students are lined up, while wearing their black caps and robes with red arm stripes, behind a seated crowed who watches them with anticipation.

Damon Terrell, a graduating student of color, speaks to the crowd at the graduation ceremony.University of Wisconsin Law School honored the Spring 2023 graduates during an in-person Hooding Ceremony on May 12, at the Monona Terrace Community and Con­vention Center Exhibition Hall in Madison.

During the ceremony — a special recognition for students receiving law degrees — faculty members place the hoods over the heads of graduates to signify their success in completing their law degrees. Approximately 250 graduates were hooded during the event, and more than 1,500 family members, friends and faculty attended. The event was also livestreamed to a virtual audience.

Professor Erin McBride and students Damon Ter­rell, Trager Metge and Harriet Maona were the speakers for the ceremony. They were joined by keynote speaker Justice Louis B. Butler Jr. ’77 in addressing Law School graduates, family and friends.

Photos by Kassandra Tuten, Nick Wilkes and Empire Photography

A group of graduates pose together in a photo on the Monona Terrace rooftop with the Madison City Capitol building in the background.