A group of Golden Gate University School of Law students have responded to dispiriting reports about the dearth of women and minorities in the legal profession with a swell of multicultural spirit.

Last month, one day before the school’s traditional commencement ceremony, 20 students of diverse backgrounds gathered at a restaurant in San Francisco for an alternative graduation ceremony, one that honors their achievements while celebrating their ethnic cultures with family and friends. Modeled after La Raza’s annual celebrations at Hastings College of the Law and Stanford Law School, it is the first of its kind at Golden Gate.

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