Congratulations to the KU Law Class of 2021!
Congratulations to the KU Law Class of 2021 on your monumental achievement - of not just completing law school, but doing so under unusual and challenging conditions.
We welcome you as members of the University of Kansas School of Law alumni network. You now join a group of alumni across the nation and around the globe. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments during your time as a KU Law student, and best wishes as you head into the next phase of your career.
KU Law Virtual Hooding Ceremony
The KU Law Virtual Hooding Ceremony video for the Class of 2021 includes:
- A message from Dean Stephen Mazza, with the announcement of this year's Moreau Award recipient
- Congratulations from the KU Law faculty
- Reading of graduates for the S.J.D., LL.M., M.S. in Homeland Security and J.D. degrees
- Announcement of student award winners
Message from Dean Stephen Mazza to the Class of 2021
Stephen Mazza, dean and professor of law, addresses the 2021 graduating class.
KU Law Faculty Message to the Class of 2021
Class of 2021, congratulations from all the faculty and staff at KU Law!
KU Commencement: Event Updates
The university will host in-person Commencement ceremonies both for this year’s graduates and the Class of 2020 in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.
- Commencement activities for the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 (rescheduled) are planned for 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 23.
Information about Commencement ceremonies is at commencement.ku.edu. If there are any event changes due to inclement weather, updates will be posted on KU's official social media channels and on the Commencement website.
Celebrate on Social Media | #KUgrads
Profiles of Graduating Students
Visit the KU Law Blog for a series of posts highlighting just a few of the exceptional members of the Class of 2021.
Graduate Profile: Howard Mahan, L’21
Banner carrier is headed to Kansas Supreme Court clerkship after graduation
Graduate Profile: Aidan Graybill, L’21
Exemplary student to pursue career in tribal law
Graduate Profile: Zachary Kelsay, L’21
Moot court, mock trial shaped student’s KU Law experience
Graduate Profile: Leah Lewsader, L’21
Former educator pursuing a career in immigration law
Graduate Profile: Marisol Garcia, L’21
Student aspires to make a difference in hometown
Graduate Profile: Samantha Natera, L’21
Student dedicated to immigration, employment cases
Graduate Profile: Delaney Hiegert, L'21
'Looking forward to seeing what kind of good I can get up to with a J.D.'
Graduation and Hooding Ceremony Checklist
- Steps to Complete with Career Services Office
- Voting for Hooder and Marshals
- Announcement Cards
- Graduation Regalia
- University Commencement Website
- Campus Map
The Career Services Office will conduct exit interviews with each member of the graduating class starting on March 22. These meetings will be scheduled through Symplicity using the Career Counseling module. More information about how to schedule an appointment will be shared by email with the graduating class.
The third-year class votes and selects faculty members to serve as the Marshals and the Hooder. Congratulations to the 2021 Hooder and Marshals:
- Hooder: Professor Tom Stacy
- Marshals: Professor Rick Levy and Professor Kyle Velte
- Banner Carrier: Howard Mahan
Graduation announcements are available to order through the KU Bookstore.
Regalia (hood, robe, tam and tassel) will be available for purchase from the Kansas Union Bookstore. For more information, visit the KU Bookstore. The law school purchased a tam and tassel for members of the graduating class.