Jeh Johnson, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and former general counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense, addressed the Columbia Law School Class of 2018 at a ceremony on Monday held on the South Lawn of Columbia University’s Morningside Campus.
Johnson, who graduated from Columbia Law School in 1982 and is currently a partner at Paul Weiss, told the graduates, “Tolerate and celebrate the diversity of this nation. Respect those who are different, and encourage others to do the same. Intolerance of those who are different reflects a narrow mind and a small heart. I congratulate all those in this class headed to Big Law, including the ten of you who are about to become my colleagues at Paul Weiss.”