Baggett explained that deliberate intent plus substantive action
can lead to success, but success would look different for each of
them – they should define it themselves, create their own
happiness, and make their mark on this world. Then, they have
an obligation to share that success with others by giving back to
The students already have a foundation in volunteerism, as
Stetson Law has a pro bono requirement for graduation. The
December 2019 and May 2020 graduates volunteered more than
34,000 hours of community service.
Stetson University President Dr. Christopher F. Roellke called on
them to continue to incorporate agency, empathy and, most
importantly, kindness, as they embark on their professional lives.
“Please add kindness to your practice,” he said.
We emerged together today as
graduates ready to enter the legal
profession and make positive change.”
— Rachel Wise, J.D. ’20
You have agency over your life.”
— Lori Baggett, J.D. ’02
Attendance for the outdoor ceremonies was limited to ensure attendees were safely distanced.
Graduates who walked in the ceremony adhered to safety guidelines, including