Six JSPers Celebrate JD degrees at Boalt May 13, 2006 Commencement
Veena Dubal, Edi Kinney, Sonya Lebsack, Santhi Leon, Mark Massoud, and Ariel Meyerstein all walked in Boalt's commencement exercises at the Hearst Greek Theater on May 13, 2006. It was a memorable day marked by spotless blue skies and blazing sun, the absence of commencement speaker Howard Dean and Dean Christopher Edley's almost frighteningly accurate rendition of Dean's fatal 2003 Scream speech in Iowa. Much partying ensued afterwards as most of Boalt's 270 plus JD graduates looked forward to the Bar, high incomes, and adulthood. But what of our six? Although several are reported to be taking the Bar, all six swear they are forging on for the PhD, high incomes and adulthood can wait (for a while).
(Above: Mark Massoud, Edi Kinney, and Ariel Meyerstein celebrate; credit, Jonathan Simon 2006)