Celebrating the Georgetown Law Class of 2024

May 21, 2024

Some 1,200 Georgetown Law students celebrated commencement on Sunday, May 19, joining the community of more than 51,000 Law Center alumni around the world. Below, nine J.D. and LL.M. graduates reflect on their time on campus and share their future plans — which span environmental law, electoral politics, public service and more.

Ella Helmuth, L’24

Ella Helmuth is the executive editor of the Georgetown Environmental Law Review, a Blume Public Interest Scholar, an Equal Justice Works Fellow and a proud Kentuckian. Ella is dedicating her career to environmental law: After graduation, she will join the Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center as a water rights attorney advocating for clean, affordable water.

Warren Geary, L’24

A former U.S. Army Captain and member of the U.S. Army Reserves, Warren Geary looks back on the experiential learning opportunities he embraced as a student, from working for a federal judge to advocating for clients in D.C. Superior Court who cannot afford legal representation.

Lauren Iosue, L’24

Global Law Scholar Lauren Iosue recalls how the Law Center community rallied behind her when she lost her sight due to a medical condition as a 2L. Today, Lauren has regained most of her vision and is looking forward to working as an Immigrant Justice Corps fellow at the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project in Arizona.

Ashwin Ramaswami, L’24

Georgetown Tech & Society Fritz Family Fellow Ashwin Ramaswami explains how he put his computer science background to use during law school, including contributing to the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection’s landmark fraudulent electors case and helping launch the Law Center’s Judicial Innovation Fellowship program. Now, Ashwin is taking on a new challenge: running for the Georgia State Senate.

Zina Yassine, LL.M.’24

Originally from Lebanon, Zina Yassine specialized in complex litigations and white collar crimes as a lawyer in Beirut. As president of Georgetown Law’s LL.M. Committee, Zina honed her leadership skills and embraced the diversity of the student community. After graduation, she will remain in D.C. for an externship at the International Monetary Fund.

Tyler Bates, L’24

Louisiana native Tyler Bates discusses how he balanced two major commitments at Georgetown Law: his role as president of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) — which hosts more than 70 events each year to foster connections among Black students and alumni — and his work as a well-known esports commentator.

Benjamin Osborne, G’20, L’24, Nicholas Osborne, G’20, L’24, and Zachary Osborne, G’20, L’24

Identical triplets Benjamin, Nicholas and Zachary Osborne first moved to Washington, D.C. from North Carolina to earn master’s degrees in economics at Georgetown University. Now deeply involved in their school and church communities, they say the nation’s capital is their home — and reflect on their law school experience and commitment to public service in a recent story and companion video.