2020 Law Grads Celebrated at Commencement Ceremony

In addition to the University’s winter commencement for undergraduates, the School of Law has invited graduates from its class of 2020 to an in-person ceremony set for Friday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. The class, whose commencement was held virtually due to the pandemic, will be honored at the newly renovated UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse. A reception will follow.

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“Welcoming our 2020 graduates back to the Bluff is going to be a special event. We are anticipating seeing everyone and celebrating together the significant achievement of graduating law school,” Law School Dean April Barton said. “We are also looking forward to them sharing with us the bigger goals they achieved since becoming alumni.”

President Ken Gormley, former dean of the law school, will confer the degrees and Barton will preside at the ceremony.

Federal Magistrate Judge Maureen Kelly, a 1987 School of Law graduate, will deliver the commencement address. Named ‘Woman of the Year’ in 2004 by the law school’s Women’s Law Association, Kelly also is as a member of the Century Club of Distinguished Duquesne Alumni.

The law school will livestream the commencement ceremony via the event web page.