Luke Manzo (JD '20) Delivers Student Address at Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony
On Saturday, May 22, members of the Pepperdine Caruso Law Class of 2020 joyously gathered at Alumni Park for a long-awaited celebration of their commencement after completing their legal education a year ago in separation from their friends and colleagues. Over 300 candidates graduated from Caruso Law in the 2019-2020 academic year, receiving Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, Master of Dispute Resolution, and Master of Legal Studies degrees. Graduates who were able to return to Malibu were delighted to be reunited for the commencement ceremony on a magnificent day.
The 2020 ceremony opened with Luke Manzo offering an invocation and leading the Pledge of Allegiance, which was followed by a recording of Marcy Kuo performing the National Anthem.
Manzo then delivered the student address in which he thanked his classmates for coming together during difficult times, remarking, "At Pepperdine I found uncommon kindness and friends of uncommon character. I found cooperation and encouragement, and a community of people willing to come alongside each other to grow and love, and lift each other up."
You can view Manzo's full student address on YouTube.