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On June 2nd, 2014, Preet delivered an address at Harvard Law School's Class Day. This is the full transcript of that speech.

Dean Minow, distinguished faculty, proud parents, family, friends, and members of the Harvard Law School Class of 2014, congratulations to you. You have so much to be proud of, and so very much to be grateful for. I want to congratulate by name the four most awesome members of the Class of 2014, because they used to work for me. Edeli Rivera, Kyle Wirshba, Heather Alpino, and Claire Guehenno. Congratulations.

This is a proud day for everyone who is here, but for the parents, I think, especially. And not just for the graduate's parents, it turns out that my own parents are here. My Mom and Dad are seated in the third row. 

So, a few months ago, my Dad calls me when he sees the announcement that Harvard Law School put out about the program, and he tells me that he and Mom were going to come up for it. And I say to him, "Dad. Look, I'm really touched, but you don't have to drive all the way up from New Jersey. You just had knee surgery. It's a long haul. It's fine, Dad. Again, I'm touched, but don't worry about it."