Gabs Lucero '17 speaks to Duke Law's Class of 2017 at their hooding ceremony.
JD class speaker Lucero, newly commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after serving in Duke University Army ROTC, said she was honored to have served with her classmates through their time at Duke Law. “I have confidence that each of us will continue to serve in some capacity — through a public interest career, pro bono work, and in our everyday lives,” said Lucero, who also received a master of public policy from the Sanford School of Public Policy.
Lucero addressed graduates at their hooding ceremony May 13, 2017 in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Graduates included 222 JD graduates, 12 of whom also received a master of laws — LLM — in international and comparative law, two who also earned the LLM in law and entrepreneurship, and 13 who also received a graduate degree from another school at Duke University. In addition, 92 internationally trained lawyers received an LLM in American law, and eight LLM graduates completed Duke Law’s one-year degree in law and entrepreneurship. Two graduates received the SJD, the highest degree in law.