Cebu City — The University of Cebu School of Law (UC Law) decided to get creative in honoring the success of the class of 2020 by holding a virtual graduation ceremony – a first in the country among law schools – to mark the end of the academic year 2019-2020. This year’s graduation theme – Building Resilience. Overcoming Adversity. Achieving Success. – reflects the determination and grit shown by the graduating class even in the midst of a crisis.
Dean Marisol DL. Anenias, the incumbent President of the Philippine Association of Law Schools, delivered this year’s keynote address during the commencement ceremony. Leading the Class of 2020 is Mr. Calvin Klein E. Lianza, C.P.A. who delivered his Valedictory Address while Mr. Carmelito D. Clabisellas, Jr., Voice of the Class of 2020 also gave the response ono behalf of the batch. Other guests who joined the virtual ceremony, albeit virtually are UC President Atty. Augusto W. Go, University Chancellor Candice Gotianuy, Dean Ofelia G. Maña and Atty. Manuel Elijah J. Sarausad. Members of the UC Law Faculty led by Dean Al-Shwaid L. Ismael were also present to show support to their students. The watch party was composed of alumni, students, and the families and friends of the graduates through an online live stream of the ceremony via Facebook.
The UC Community also celebrates the regionalization of the 2020 Bar Examinations wherein, for the first time in the bar exam history, Cebu will be a venue of the month-long exam. UC, along with other Visayas and Mindanao law schools, are excited and grateful that the Supreme Court has finally granted this request after years of lobbying the idea. The 2020 Bar Examinations, which has been dubbed as the #BestBarEver with Hon. Mario Victor “Marvic” Leonen as the Bar Chairperson, will now be held sometime in 2021.
The holding of the first-ever virtual graduation is UC Law’s way of embracing the challenge of change, building opportunities in the face of adversity, and transforming challenges into Success.
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