Law School Commencement 2014 - Saturday, May 24, 2014
- Live video stream of commencement. (Alternate stream).
- Degree Application Information
- For Graduating Students: List of instructions and information concerning the graduation ceremony (PDF)
- Graduation Requirements
Announcement and Name Card Pickup
The Registrar’s office will email graduates when their FREE announcements are ready for pick up. It is usually in March. There are no actual tickets for the ceremony. There is no guest limit. We do advise guests arrive early for parking and seating.
Perkins Loan Exit Interview
Contact Susan Mako 503-768-7833 for more information
Stafford Loan Exit Interview
Contact Rodica Resendez at 503-768-7092 or email@example.com for more information.
Certification Application Deadline
TBD Contact Linda Quandt for details at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cap and Gown Pickup
Cap and gowns can be picked up on Tuesday, May 6th and Wednesday, May 7th in the lower student lounge at the law school.
Times: 11:00am - 2:00pm and then from 5:00pm - 6:00pm on either of these two days. You will no be picking up your hood because you are hooded on stage during the commencement ceremony. Please open and read this link (For Graduating Students: List of instructions and information concerning the graduation ceremony (PDF) for more information about commencement and regalia pick up.
Clear Outstanding Accounts
Please check Web Advisor for any outstanding holds on your student account.
Baccalaureate Service (more details)
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 2:00pm
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Law School Commencement
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Where: The Law School Commencement Ceremony will be held inside Pamplin Sports Center. Campus Map.
The ceremony typically lasts almost 2 hours. No tickets needed. Arrive early for parking and seating. Guests are also encouraged to dress for the weather if the ceremony is in the stadium outside. Reception with light refreshments at the law school following the ceremony.
Commencement Speaker 2014
JUSTICE GOODWIN LIU
Justice Goodwin Liu is an Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court. He was confirmed to office by a unanimous vote of the California Commission on Judicial Appointments on August 31, 2011, following his appointment by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on July 26, 2011. The Governor administered the oath of office to Justice Liu in a public ceremony in Sacramento, California on September 1, 2011.
Before joining the state’s highest court, Justice Liu was Professor of Law at the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). His primary areas of expertise are constitutional law, education law and policy, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has published widely on these subjects in books, law reviews, and the general media.
The son of Taiwanese immigrants, Justice Liu grew up in Sacramento, where he attended public schools. He went to Stanford University and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1991. He attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship and earned a masters degree in philosophy and physiology. Upon returning to the United States, he went to Washington D.C. to help launch the AmeriCorps national service program and worked for two years as a senior program officer at the Corporation for National Service.
Justice Liu graduated from Yale Law School in 1998, becoming the first in his family to earn a law degree. He clerked for Judge David Tatel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then worked as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, where he developed and coordinated K-12 education policy. He went on to clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during the October 2000 Term. In 2001, he joined the appellate litigation practice of O’Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C., and worked on an array of antitrust, white collar, insurance, product liability, and pro bono matters.
Justice Liu is a prolific and influential scholar. He has published articles on constitutional law and education policy in the California Law Review, Michigan Law Review, NYU Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and Yale Law Journal, among others. His 2006 article, “Education, Equality, and National Citizenship,” won the Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law, conferred by the Education Law Association. Justice Liu is also a popular and acclaimed teacher. In 2009, he received UC Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the university’s most prestigious honor for individual excellence in teaching. He earned tenure at Boalt Hall in 2008 and was promoted to Associate Dean. The Boalt Hall Class of 2009 selected him as the faculty commencement speaker.
Justice Liu serves on the Board of Trustees of Stanford University. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Excellent Education, the American Constitution Society, the National Women’s Law Center, and the Public Welfare Foundation. In 2008, he was elected to the American Law Institute. He has also served as a faculty advisor to the California College Prep Academy, a public charter school co-founded by UC Berkeley and Aspire Public Schools.
Justice Liu is married to Ann O’Leary, Director of the Children and Families Program at the Center for the Next Generation. They have two children.
Questions regarding commencement should be directed to Liz Hobbs email@example.com or (503) 768-6648.
Questions about graduation requirements should be directed to the registrar’s office, 503-768-6614, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If any of your guests have special needs, please contact Reggie Raiford at 503-768-6621 or email@example.com so arrangements can be made. Contact Reggie if you have a handicap tag so we can help with parking.
Two shuttle vans will run from the law school to the college starting at 9:30am on commencement day for everyone.
Hotel deLuxe, is offering LC rates to the law school commencement families. Please visit our website for additional hotel information: (https://www.lclark.edu/visit/places_to_stay/) and to inquiry about hotels at a discounted rate.
Cap and Gown Pickup
Caps and gowns can be picked up in the Student Lounge of the Law School on Tuesday, May 6th and Wednesday, May 7. Times for pick up will be 11am-2pm and from 5pm-6pm on either of those two days. We will send an email to remind students and post signs at the law school. If you are unable to pick up your regalia yourself, you may have somebody pick it up on your behalf. You need to provide that person with a written notice giving us permission to release your regalia to them. If it is impossible for you to get your regalia on the pick-up dates above, you may pick it up at our Career Services office or on graduation day, you may pick it up between between 8:15am-9:30am in Room 126 of the Swimming Pavilion (adjacent to the Pamplin Sports Center) on the undergrad campus. There will be extra caps and gowns if needed for size issues. Graduates will be “hooded” on stage.
The Cornelius Honor Society
and Honor Students Reception
Friday, May 23, 2014 - Location TBD
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Introduction of new members of 2014 Cornelius Honor Society students and introduction of students graduating with honors by Dean and Professor of Law Robert Klonoff at 4:30pm. Student’s graduating with honors will be notified by email as soon as all honors are calculated. Liz Hobbs will notify the honors students regarding the May 23 reception.
The newly chosen 2014 Cornelius Honor Society members will be notified with an email from the Dean’s assistant Anh Le in May 2014.
Attire is business casual.
Please contact Liz Hobbs in the Academic Affairs office with any questions. She can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-768-6648.
Commencement Day Schedule
Whether the ceremony is inside or outside, graduates need to arrive in your regalia at Pamplin Sports Center 9:15am.
PHOTOGRAPHS - arrive in cap & gown by 9:30am
9:15am for Law Review groups
Gather inside the Sports Center where a group picture will be taken. A commissioned photographer will take a group picture. Students need to assemble and pose for the photograph at 9:45am. If you are on any of the Law Reviews, you must be ready in cap and gown by 9:15am. PLEASE be on time.
A picture will also be taken of each graduate on stage receiving the degree from Dean Klonoff.
FORMATION FOR PROCESSIONAL - 9:50am
This occurs inside the front of the Pamplin Sports Center, whether the ceremony is indoors or out. Graduates will be assembled in lines for the processional by faculty members serving as marshals. The marshals will check the list and cross off the names of anyone not present so that no one’s name is called if they are not there. Associate Dean Spence will check pronunciation of all names. This takes one solid hour. Students who are not in line for the formation will not be on the list to be called at the ceremony.
THE PROCESSIONAL - 11:00am
Follow the instructions of the faculty marshals. The students lead the processional followed by the faculty and the platform party. The entire ceremony is typically around 2 hours.
CONFERRING OF DEGREES
Following the commencement address, Dean Klonoff will “present” the class. He will ask all the graduates to stand and then the graduates will be asked to come forward to receive their degrees.
Graduates will come forward by rows. The faculty marshal will instruct each row when it is time to proceed toward the stage. Leave your caps on your seats as you will be hooded on stage. When you are the next to be called, stop at the bottom of the steps until your name is called.
As soon as your name is read, proceed up the steps to the faculty member who is hooding the graduates. Turn to face the audience and the faculty member will hood you.
Next, walk to Dean Klonoff who will shake your hand. A photographer will take your picture as the dean hands you your diploma. Next move on to President Glassner who will shake your hand. Proceed on across the stage to receive the congratulations of the commencement speaker and member of the board of visitors.
Finally, proceed down the steps at the far end of the stage where you will be directed to your seat by a faculty marshal.
When you return to your seat after receiving your degree, remain standing until all graduates have received degrees. At that time all the graduates will be seated.
RETURNING CAPS AND GOWNS
After the graduation ceremony, please return your cap, gown, and hood to the Jostens’ representative at the law school. Follow the signs to the return room at the law school. Charges will apply for regalia not returned. Contact Liz Hobbs for questions. She can be reached at email@example.com or 503-768-6648.
Graduates Commencement Pictures
Here are the website instructions from Grad Images and the law commencement pictures!
For students / parents trying to access their photos, here are the instructions:
And enter in the graduate’s last name. Then enter Lewis and Clark Law School and select 2014. This will pull up your picture proofs.
A short reception will be held after graduation at the Law School. We hope that your family and friends will join you there.
Children’s Commencement Ceremony
In honor of the children of the graduating students, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Board of Directors present a special Children’s Commencement Ceremony held immediately following the Law School Commencement. It will be held TBD. Family and friends are invited to attend this ceremony. Registration is necessary.