Strangio commencement

5.21.18 — Grinnell College awarded Chase Strangio´10, a 2004 graduate of the college, an honorary doctor of law degree on May 21, 2018. In his convocation address, Strangio spoke about the importance of challenging existing structures and systems that serve to oppress. “Remember to listen and learn from people whose voices you are taught to ignore, including yourself,” he told the audience of approximately 380 graduating seniors. 

A staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s LGBT and AIDS Project, Chase was lead counsel for the ACLU team that represented US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Strangio also works on other high-profile transgender rights cases, including that of former Virginia high-school student Gavin Grimm, whose fight to use the boys’ bathroom continues to make its way through the court system.

About Northeastern University School of Law

The nation’s leader in experiential legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law offers the longest-running, most extensive experience-based legal education program in the country and is a national leader in legal education reform. Founded with cooperative legal education as the cornerstone of its program, Northeastern guarantees its students an unparalleled full year of practical legal work. All students participate in four, full-time legal placements, and can choose from the more than 900 employers worldwide participating in the school’s signature Cooperative Legal Education Program. The future of legal education since 1968, Northeastern University School of Law blends theory and practice, providing students with a unique set of skills and experience to successfully practice law.