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Gov. Edwards to deliver LSU Law Center commencement address

8 months 1 day 20 hours ago April 07, 2016 Apr 7, 2016 Thursday, April 07 2016 April 07, 2016 10:45 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- Gov. John Bel Edwards, graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU, will deliver the school’s commencement address for its 2016 graduating class in May.

The ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 27 at the Baton Rouge River Center.

LSU Law Interim Dean Bill Corbett said that he is honored and proud to have the Governor speak at the commencement.

“The governor was an outstanding law student and Coif graduate, whom I and several other members of our current faculty had the pleasure of teaching,” Corbett said. “The 2016 graduating class wanted the governor to serve as its commencement speaker, and we are most grateful that he has made time in his busy schedule to do this."

Past commencement speakers of the LSU Law Center include Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson in 2013,  Fifth Circuit Federal Judge James L. Dennis in 2002 and incoming dean of the LSU Law Center Thomas Galligan in 2006.

“Gov. Edwards’s delivery of the commencement address will serve as an inspiration and reminder to our graduates that, as graduates of the LSU Law Center, they, too, can accomplish great things, enjoy remarkable careers, and render valuable service to society,” Corbett said.

Commencement ceremonies will take place on May 27, at 10 a.m. at the Baton Rouge River Center, 275 River Road South in Downtown Baton Rouge.

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