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Aboubaker Ousman of N'Djamena, Chad, Graduates from Wake Forest Law

Wake Forest News (7/15/14)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., United States - Aboubaker Ousman of N'Djamena, Chad, has earned a Master of Laws in American Law (LL.M.) degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.

The law school's 40th annual Hooding Program speaker, the Honorable John L. Murray, told the graduates and their families during the Sunday, May 18, ceremony "this is not a point of arrival but of departure. I have no doubt that the high standard of education you have received here has prepared you well, but I encourage you to remain lifelong learners."

Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Suzanne Reynolds administered the oath and congratulated the Class of 2014, which received a standing ovation from family and friends.

Dean Blake D. Morant gave his closing remarks with mixed emotions. "I feel like these are some of my children going out into the world," he said. "In these trying times, despite that tide, you have remained resolute and you are going to be the ones who change that tide. You are already my heroes, the graduates of Class of 2014. You are our future. I applaud you, congratulate you and implore you to do well and to do good."

A diploma ceremony was held in Wait Chapel on Monday, May 19, following Commencement exercises on Hearn Plaza.

The Wake Forest University School of Law offers the following degrees: the JD, the JD/MDiv, the JD/MA in Religion, the JD/MA in Bioethics, the Master of Studies in Law, the Master of Laws in American Law, the SJD and the JD/MBA in conjunction with the university's School of Business.

Wake Forest University School of Law consistently ranks among the top 50 law schools in the United States.

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