The North­eastern com­mu­nity will cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of more than 230 grad­u­ating stu­dents from the School of Law in a Com­mence­ment cer­e­mony on Friday after­noon at Matthews Arena. The cer­e­mony will begin at 1 p.m. and will be streamed live online.

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun will pre­side over the cer­e­mony. New Hamp­shire Gov­ernor Mar­garet Wood Hassan, a 1985 grad­uate of the School of Law, will deliver the Com­mence­ment address. She will also receive an hon­orary doc­torate of laws.

School of Law dean Jeremy R. Paul, law pro­fessor Lucy Williams, and three students—Kevin William Man­ga­naro, Cody L. Thornton, and Seda Akay Onur—will also deliver remarks to grad­u­ates at the ceremony.

Throughout her illus­trious career in public ser­vice, Hassan has cham­pi­oned gov­ern­ment as an active partner in solving the com­plex chal­lenges con­fronting her state and the New Eng­land region.

First as a state leg­is­lator, and now as the Granite State’s second-​​ever woman chief exec­u­tive, Hassan’s lead­er­ship has been marked by her ability to bring people together to find common ground around core issues such as edu­ca­tion, health­care, and jobs.

Hassan was elected gov­ernor in 2012 and is the dri­ving force behind “Inno­vate NH,” a col­lab­o­ra­tion among busi­ness, edu­ca­tion, and gov­ern­ment aimed at ele­vating New Hampshire’s com­pet­i­tive posi­tion in the global economy. In 2010, Busi­ness NH Mag­a­zine named Hassan one of the state’s most pow­erful people.