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Mindy Kaling and Preet Bharara deliver unforgettable and out of the ordinary Harvard Law Commencement speeches

Typically, law school commencements are boring and so are the speakers. But, Mindy Kaling and Preet Bharara turned that reputation around at Harvard Law School Commencement last week where they rocked the stage with humor and wisdom.

Kaling, the comedian who stars on the TV show “The Mindy Project” and was a cast member on “The Office” before that, spiced up her speech with humor and many say she stole the show. Talking about future career prospects for Harvard Law graduates, she said, “You will help a cable company acquire a telecom company. You will defend BP from birds. You will spend hours arguing that the well water was contaminated before the fracking occurred. One of you will sort out the details of my prenup, a dozen of you will help with my acrimonious divorce, and one of you will fall in love in the process—I’m talking to you, Noah Feldman!”

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Amanda G. Ciccatelli is a Contributing Writer for InsideCounsel, where she covers the patent litigation space. Amanda earned a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from...

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