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Commencement Student Speaker Slide depicting Laura Lascoe in graduation gown and SCALE sash and cords with the SWLAW Commencement Class of 2022 Logo at the top and text "Laura Lascoe ‘22 Commencement Student Speaker" to the left of picture and SWLAW seal in the background

May 18, 2022

Meet our 2022 Commencement Student Speaker

SCALE II student Laura Lascoe '22 has been selected to deliver the student commencement address at Southwestern's 107th Commencement Ceremony on May 29th at the Rose Bowl.

Meet Laura Lascoe '22

Laura Lascoe '22 in dark suit standing outside of Westmoreland building

Laura holds degrees in multiple fields such as a Bachelor of Musical Performance - Clarinet, with a Minor in Holocaust History from Chapman University, a degree from the University of Hawaii - KCC in the Culinary Arts, and she is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher.  She used her multi-faceted experiences to start a boutique digital marketing business, Banyan Media.  Her business savvy and wide-ranging interests led her to law school.

She is graduating from Southwestern Law School as a SCALE student with a Concentration in Criminal Law and Advocacy. Laura has been active in the Southwestern community--she was the SCALE SBA Vice President, the SBA Election Committee Chair, a SCALE Peer Mentor, on the SCALE Peer Mentor Advisory Board, and the Competitions Chair for the Trial Advocacy Honors Program. In addition to her commitments at Southwestern, Laura will receive a Public Service Program distinction for her volunteer work at Mental Health Advocacy Services, at the LAFLA Domestic Violence Clinic, at the Los Angeles County Small Claims Court Clinic, and as a scoring judge for middle and high school mock trials. Laura has immersed herself in the legal community and is excited to start her legal career in Washington D.C. 

Laura says...

"Congratulations to all who are graduating this year! Our time in law school has been very unique. We have endured and moved through law school in unprecedented times. We have shown our grit and determination to not let a pandemic get in our way of receiving a J.D. I am honored to be this year's 2022 Commencement Student Speaker. I hope that my speech is relatable and memorable for all."

Watch Laura deliver her inspiring speech at our 2022 Commencement at the Rose Bowl on Sunday, May 29th, 2022. 

Watch the LiveStream here.

For more details and up-to-the-minute updates on all things Commencement, visit www.SWLaw.edu/Commencement2022