The class of 2017 received their degrees during the School of Law’s commencement ceremony in Matthews Arena on Friday, May 26.

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Commencement Speaker

RichardsCecile Richards
President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Cecile Richards is a nationally respected leader in the field of women’s health and reproductive rights. As president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Ms. Richards leads a movement that has worked for more than 100 years to build a healthier and safer world for women and teens. Every year, approximately 650 Planned Parenthood affiliate health centers nationwide provide health care services to 2.5 million patients, and sex education and outreach to 1.5 million people. Planned Parenthood’s website — — receives 60 million visits a year from individuals seeking health care services and education in both English and Spanish.

Faculty Address

Professor Margaret Hahn-Dupont

Student Speakers

Tara Dunn ’17 (Fall/Spring)
Morgan Wilson ’17 (Summer/Winter)
Clarissa Moraes Kalil LLM ’17

Name Readers

Suzanne Carrington ’17 (Fall/Spring)
Jillian Schlotter ’17 (Summer/Winter)
Samuel Olivant LLM ’17
Pamela Richardson MLS ’17

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Friday, May 26, 2017

11:00 a.m. 

Commencement Ceremony

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 

Champagne Reception
With light refreshments for faculty, graduates and all guests.