David Pierucci delivers funny and poignant Commencement speech
May 20, 2013
Pierucci was chosen by the Class of 2013 to deliver the student address at the May 11 commencement.
His opening: “Allow me to begin by addressing the question on
everyone’s mind here today: Why was I, David Pierucci, chosen to be
student commencement speaker for the second class ever of this law
school? Well, no matter what I’ve been telling my parents, it’s not
because I’m class valedictorian. My grade in torts class took care of
that.” Pierucci’s speech
was funny and poignant, and included a spot-on imitation of Dean
Chemerinsky. It also featured a comical description of notes
“discovered” detailing the original plans for the law school. By popular
demand - well, actually, his parents requested it - we have made
available a videotape of the speech. Here's the text version.