Each year, Michelle Rahman, the Associate Dean for Admissions at the University of Richmond School of Law, presents an orientation speech that describes, in anonymous terms, the various merits, skills, and experiences of the incoming class of law students. Typically included are comments about the students’ average age, geographic diversity, undergraduate majors, LSAT scores, previous work and volunteer experiences, travel, and other “factoids” gleaned from reviewing the detailed application materials of talented students. This collection brings together Dean Rahman’s speeches from 1996 to 2016, for the law class of 1999 to the class of 2019. Her challenge to the listening students –the Richmond Law Challenge– is to hear the pieces of each other’s unique stories and begin to get to know one another. As she said in 2008, “The trick is to guess who is who. I challenge you to use the next three years to find out!”

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Submissions from 2016

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Who Are You, Class of 2019, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 2015

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Who Are You, Class of 2018, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 2014

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Who Are You, Class of 2017, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 2013

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Who Are You, Class of 2016, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 2012

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Who Are You, Class of 2015, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 2011

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Who Are You, Class of 2014, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 2010

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Who Are You, Class of 2013, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 2009

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Who Are You, Class of 2012, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 2008

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Who Are You, Class of 2011, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 2007

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Who Are You, Class of 2010, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 2006

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Who Are You, Class of 2009, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 2005

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Who Are You, Class of 2008, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 2004

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Who Are You, Class of 2007, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 2003

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Who Are You, Class of 2006, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 2002

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Who Are You, Class of 2005, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 2001

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Who Are You, Class of 2004, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 2000

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Who Are You, Class of 2003, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 1999

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Who Are You, Class of 2002, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 1998

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Who Are You, Class of 2001, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 1997

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Who Are You, Class of 2000, Michelle Rahman

Submissions from 1996

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Who Are You, Class of 1999, Michelle Rahman