On The Office, Mindy Kaling played a Dunder Mifflin paper distributor, while The Mindy Project follows her life as an obstetrician. The field of law, then, isn’t exactly Kaling’s metaphorical cup of tea—but, that’s okay!
Yesterday, the 34-year-old multihyphenate was a featured speaker at Harvard Law’s Class Day ceremony. Not to be confused with a commencement speech (it’s a totally different ceremony, people!), Kaling delivered an expectedly smart, funny and touching 20 minutes that we’ll watch and re-watch during future graduation seasons.
In one particular highlight, Kaling sharply described the trails and tribulations that Harvard Law’s students are soon to face in the so-called "real world."
"And now, with this diploma in hand, most of you will go on to the noblest pursuits, like helping a cable company acquire a telecom company. You will defend BP from birds. You will spend hours arguing that the well water was contaminated well before the fracking occurred. One of you will sort out the details of my pre-nup. A dozen of you will help me with my acrimonious divorce. And one of you will fall in love in the process. I’m talking to you, Noah Feldman!"
Watch Kaling’s full speech below: