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Fordham University president, Rev. Joseph McShane SJ, left, and Darlene Luccio Jordan, a member of the Fordham board of trustees, present U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen of the Eastern District of New York an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on Monday, May 20 at the Fordham Law School commencement ceremony held at the university’s Bronx campus.

Judge Chen started her remarks by apologizing to the graduates that she wasn’t going to pay off their student loans like billionaire investor Robert Smith announced last week during commencement at Morehouse University in Atlanta.