The class of 2018 received their degrees during the School of Law’s commencement ceremony in Matthews Arena on Thursday, May 24, at 2:00 PM. 

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Commencement Speaker

Richard W. Painter
Author and S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law, University of Minnesota Law School 

PainterRichard W. Painter, who served as the White House’s chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, will deliver Northeastern University School of Law’s commencement address on May 24, 2018. Painter is the S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Minnesota Law School and the author of a number of books, including Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference.

An outspoken critic of ethical lapses within the Trump administration, Painter appears frequently on national networks, including MSNBC and CNN, and regularly writes op-eds for The New York Times, The Washington Post and other major papers. In 2017, he joined a high-profile lawsuit against President Trump for violating the Constitution, saying that Trump’s potential for personal gain or loss from the properties and companies he continues to own creates an unconstitutional conflict with his charge to do what is best for the country.

Faculty Address

Professors Karl Klare and Lucy Williams (joint remarks)

Student Speakers

Alexandra Tarzikhan ’18 (Fall/Spring)
Jen Rasay ’18 (Summer/Winter)
Felipe Durini LLM ’18

Name Readers

Karina Guzman 18 (Fall/Spring)
Alvin Carter 18 (Summer/Winter)
Maureen Asiimwe LLM ’18
Nicole Solomos Mastrangelo MLS 

Faculty Hooders


  • Kristin Madison, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
  • Margaret Woo, Associate Dean, Research and Interdisciplinary Education


  • Sonia Rolland, Faculty Director, LLM and International Programs
  • Patrick Cassidy, Director, LLM and International Programs


  • James Rowan, Faculty Director, Online and Hybrid Programs
  • Dan Urman, Director, Online and Hybrid Programs

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