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Retired Judge Is 56 Years Late for UVA Law Graduation, But Right on Time for Granddaughter in Class of 2014

Bert Sachs '58 has a great memory for the past, but he doesn't remember one of the most important moments of his life — his graduation ceremony at the University of Virginia School of Law. That's because he wasn't there. The retired Virginia judge, who couldn't participate in commencement 56 years ago because of family obligations, is getting a second chance on Sunday, thanks to a request made by his granddaughter, Shira Furman, a member of the Class of 2014. He will be hooded alongside her during the ceremony.