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Eric Holder and the UM Law School graduation

Last Sunday I shot the University of Michigan Law School Senior Day graduation ceremony for AnnArbor.com. United States Attorney General Eric Holder was the key note speaker for the event. The main point Holder made to the graduating law students at the University of Michigan Sunday was this. “Set aside your concerns about job prospects (and) consider why, of all things, you decided to become lawyers.”

United States Atterony General Eric Holder listens on to Dean Evan Caminker as he begins the University of Michigan Law School Senior Day graduation ceremony.

Jonathan Algo, right, waits towards the front of the line to file into Hill Auditorium. Sunday was the University of Michigan Law School Senior Day graduation ceremony.

David Billinger, center right, waits with other students in the hall to enter the Hill Auditorium Sunday before the start of the University of Michigan Law School Senior Day graduation ceremony. Billinger is a member of the Black Law Students Association which is represented by the sash.

Family and friends of the University of Michigan Law School students waved and cheered them on from the balcony of the Hill Auditorium Sunday.

The recent law school graduates look onto their friends and family who gathered to celebrate them at the HIll Auditorium Sunday afternoon.

Dean Evan Caminker speaks to the audience at Hill Auditorium Sunday at the start of the University of Michigan Law School Senior Day graduation ceremony.

Stephen Gilson speaks to his fellow University of Michigan Law School graduates during Sunday's ceremony at Hill Auditorium. Gilson spoke of keeping your priorities in mind after graduation and not forgetting why you wanted to earn your law degree.

Megan Steele waves to the crowd in the balcony of HIll Auditorium before the beginning of the University of Michigan Law School's Senior day graduation ceremony.

United States Attorney General Eric Holder speaks to the attendees of the University of Michigan Senior Day graduation ceremony at HIll Auditorium Sunday afternoon.

Jamie Loeks is lit from the stage as she listens to United States Attorney General Eric Holder during the University of Michigan Law School Senior Day graduation ceremony Sunday.

Timothy Bekkers pumps his fist as he walks across the stage at Hill Auditorium Sunday afternoon.

Sharon Brett is hooded during the University of Michigan Law School Senior Day graduation Sunday. Brett was wearing a beaded University of Michigan necklace that her brother gave her because he couldn't come to the graduation. "It's so he can sort of be in the pictures too," she said.

Michael Trainor, center right, hugs his daughter Lindsey Golden before they enter Hill Auditorium Sunday. Golden said she has happy to be done with the program and get her life back.

Richard Burton looks to his 18-month-old son Miles before he walks across the stage of the Hill Auditorium. Burton carried his son with him across the stage during the University of Michigan Law School Senior Day graduation ceremony Sunday.

Lindsey Golden, left, helps Deepinder Kaur Goraya across the stage to shake hands with Dean Evan Caminker during the University of Michigan Law School Senior Day graduation ceremony Sunday afternoon.

Added at 10:40 am on May 9, 2012, by . Filed under gallery, photo