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

Students:  Please visit the ASA Commencement website for all commencement related information, including graduation requirements, concentration declaration information, the ceremony and reception details, information on purchasing your tam and much more. Check back often for new and updated information.

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.

A Republican and 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.

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Watch Commencement

For those family members and friends who are unable to attend #NUSL2018, the School of Law is pleased to offer a live video stream of the ceremony beginning at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 24, 2018.

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