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Not So “All Right, All Right, All Right”: The Ethics of Commencement Speakers’ Fees

by Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD

We are currently ensconced in graduation season. Having worked over fifteen years as a professor, I’ve been to my share of commencements. I typically enjoy these events, as they provide an opportunity to celebrate graduates’ accomplishments and allow family members to bask in the pride of their loved one’s newly acquired degree. Although these events may seem interminable to some, our school has successfully whittled these down to a humane length—typically no longer than 90 minutes (and sometimes even shorter).…

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