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Indiana Law will honor more than 200 students at Commencement on Saturday, May 8

Congratulations, Class of 2010!

“Commencement marks the culmination of your legal education, but the beginning of what promises to be successful careers in a myriad of fields and professions. We wish you the best of luck in your endeavors, and are honored to now call you alumni,” said dean and Val Nolan Professor of Law Lauren Robel.

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The Indiana University Maurer School of Law will honor the class of 2010 on Saturday, May 9, at the IU Auditorium. Judge John D. Tinder, JD’75, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, will deliver the commencement address at the ceremony, which begins at 3 p.m.

“On behalf of the faculty, staff, and alumni of the Law School, I want to congratulate all our graduating students,” said dean and Val Nolan Professor of Law Lauren Robel. “Commencement marks the culmination of your legal education, but the beginning of what promises to be successful careers in a myriad of fields and professions. We wish you the best of luck in your endeavors, and are honored to now call you alumni.”

The Law School will confer juris doctorate degrees to 179 students, including Jeremiah Williamson, who has been elected by his peers to serve as the student speaker.

Williamson, a native of Carson City, Nev., has a distinguished resume as a law student. He served as an affiliate with the Center for Constitutional Democracy, was a finalist in the Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition, and most recently served as editor-in-chief of the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies.

The Honorable John D. Tinder earned his bachelor’s of science degree from IU in 1972, and his JD from the IU Maurer School of Law in 1975. He has served as an assistant U.S. attorney, a private practitioner, chief trial deputy for the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, and as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

In 2007, Tinder was nominated and confirmed to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Judge Tinder was an adjunct professor of law at the Law School from 1980 through 1988.

On Saturday the Law School will also recognize students who have successfully completed its international programs requirements. The School will award 27 LLM, 18 SJD, and five MCL degrees, and one certificate of laws.