On the evening before graduation the University of Michigan Law School holds a convocation for all the students receiving honors, ranging from the top grades in particular classes to the top awards we give for scholarship, character, and public service. The students attend with their family and friends. The piece that follows is a part of the talk given in May 2004 to such a convocation.
White, James Boyd. "Schooling Expectations." J. Legal Educ. 54, no. 4 (2004): 499-503.