Farah Hage-Sleiman addressed her fellow law graduates while Professor Alexander Meiklejohn gave remarks on behalf of the late David King, who was voted Professor of the Year posthumously by the graduating class. Matthew Stokely JD ’86 welcomed the law school’s newest alumni.
The program of studies at the School of Law provides students with excellent preparation for legal practice. The curriculum balances theoretical and skills training, and offers students the choice to elect a general course of study or to concentrate their course work and training in a number of specific practice areas.
Students also have opportunities to apply lessons learned in the classroom to real-world legal problems in several law clinics — including civil justice, defense appellate, legal ethics, tax, and veteran’s law — and 16 externship courses — business law, corporate counsel, criminal justice, environmental and energy law, family and juvenile law, field placement II, health law, intellectual property, labor and employment law, legal services, judicial, legislative, mediation, public interest, sports and entertainment, and tax law. Faculty members come from a broad spectrum of distinguished backgrounds in legal practice and education and are committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching.