Jaime Cuevas Jr., part of Gonzaga Law’s first accelerated two-year degree program, worked in the Gonzaga University Legal Assistance Clinic, as a legal researcher for Professor Brooks Holland, and as an intern at the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office. The Law School commencement begins at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 7 at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The ceremony is among Gonzaga’s three 123rd commencement exercises May 6-8.
“In a short stint, my classmates and I embraced law school for all it was worth, and some would argue that we stretched the boundaries of what law school originally has been. That, however, is exactly why I enjoyed every day of the grind that law school entailed,” Cuevas said. “We all took advantage of the many opportunities to hone our craft, some would say their calling, of becoming lawyers. Gonzaga is a place where a commitment to service is not only spoken but embodied. A place that will always be special to me.”
After graduation, Cuevas will join the law firm of Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore, with offices in Seattle and Yakima, Washington, as a litigation associate. “My quest there will be very similar as to what it was while at Gonzaga. I will continue to serve, embrace any opportunity, and give it all I have. To my family, friends, and Gonzaga community all I can say is, ‘Thanks!’”