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Washington College of Law Commencement

Washington College of Law

Sunday, May 18 - 1:00 pm
Bender Arena (Floor Plan)

A reception immediately following the ceremony will be held on the Friedheim Quadrangle

Washington College of Law Commencement

  • Ceremony: Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Reception: Friedheim Quadrangle (rain site: University Club, Mary Graydon Center)

For additional information regarding the WCL commencement ceremony, go to the WCL website.


Past WCL Commencement Speakers

  • The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr., U.S. attorney general
  • The Honorable Seth P. Waxman, partner, Wilmer Hale; former U.S. Solicitor General
  • The Honorable Stephen G. Breyer, associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court
  • The Honorable Mary L. Landrieu, U.S. senator
  • The Honorable Vanessa Ruiz, judge, District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Aryeh Neier, president, Open Society Institute
  • Elaine R. Jones, president and director-counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Harold Hongju Koh, former legal advisor, U.S. Department of State


Inspirational Graduates

  • The Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee, JD '76, judge, U.S. District Court
  • The Honorable Robert Byrd, JD '63, former U.S. senator
  • Ed Tapscott, JD '80, former AU basketball coach, former interim Washington Wizards head coach 
  • Joe Johns, JD '02, Emmy Award winning CNN correspondent
  • The Honorable Rick Lazio, JD '83, former U.S. representative