Professor Stromwell: I am,
personally, very honored to introduce this year's class-elected speaker.
After getting off to a quite interesting start here at Harvard, she
graduates today with an invitation to join one of Boston's most
prestigious law firms. I am sure we are going to see great things from
her. Ladies and Gentlemen: Elle Woods.
Ms. Woods: On our very first day at
Harvard, a very wise Professor quoted Aristotle: "The law is reason free
from passion." Well, no offense to Aristotle, but in my three years at
Harvard I have come to find that passion is a key ingredient to the study
and practice of law -- and of life. It is with passion, courage of
conviction, and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the
world, remembering that first impressions are not always correct. You must
always have faith in people. And most importantly, you must always have
faith in yourself.