Stephen Bright to speak at law school’s 89th commencement

Stephen B. Bright, president and senior counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights, will deliver the law school's commencement address on May 16.

Stephen B. Bright, president and senior counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights, will deliver the law school’s commencement address on May 16.

The University of Baltimore School of Law’s 89th commencement ceremony will be held Monday, May 16 at 1 p.m. in the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric (140 W. Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore 21201).

Stephen B. Bright, president and senior counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights, will deliver the keynote address to the graduates and their guests.

Bright, who also teaches at Yale Law School, has received many honors, including the American Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award. A Georgia legal newspaper named him “Newsmaker (and Agitator) of the Year” in 2003 for his contribution to bringing about the creation of a public defender system in that state.

UB President Kurt L. Schmoke and School of Law Dean Ronald Weich will offer welcoming remarks, while Provost Darlene Smith will offer a commendation of the law school faculty. David Kinkopf, representative of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, also will offer greetings.

Congratulations from the School of Law’s alumni community will be delivered by Darryl L. Tarver, J.D. ’14.

Jennifer E. Daly, this year’s valedictorian, will offer remarks. Daly and classmate Carisa Hatfield will receive Law Faculty Awards from Dean Weich.

See the 2016 School of Law commencement brochure.

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