132nd Commencement Address
Catholic Law alumnus Jack Shields ’86 was presented the Presidential Medal by The Catholic University of America President, John Garvey. Following the presentation, Shields delivered the 2021 Commencement Address. “A legal education is preparation for more than just a career in law. A legal education prepares you for a wide range of careers,” said Shields. He then reflected not on his successes in law or business—though he’s had many—but on his time as a football player and the lessons he has carried with him throughout his career. His words reminded graduates of the importance of teamwork, thinking analytically, and learning from losing.
Shields, Jack, "132nd Commencement Address" (2021). Commencement Addresses. 16.