The 2013 School of Law Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in the McCarthey Athletic Center. Students line up in the gymnasium of The Martin Centre in academic attire no later than 8:45 a.m. and we will begin the academic procession into the McCarthey at 9:15 a.m. Guests may take their seats in the McCarthey any time after 8:00 a.m. There are no tickets required and students may invite as many guests as they wish. Prior to lining up that morning in The Martin Centre, graduating law students need to meet on the front steps of the School of Law by 8:00 a.m. in their academic attire for a group picture.
Judy Clarke, who has gained a national reputation for defending those whom society shuns, will address the Law School graduates in the school’s centennial year. She and retired GU law professor John Morey Maurice will receive honorary doctor of laws degrees.
On Friday, May 10, all of our graduating law students and their guests are invited to attend the Law Commencement Mass where we will ask for God’s blessing on our graduates. This Mass is for everyone of every faith tradition. You do not have to be Catholic to attend this Mass – it is for our entire Gonzaga family. The Mass will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the University Chapel on the third floor of College Hall. Parking is available in the lot in front of College Hall and permits are not required
8:00 a.m. – CLASS PICTURE on the stairs of the Law School building
No later than 8:45 a.m. – GRADUATING LAW STUDENTS LINE UP in the gym in The Martin Centre
9:15 a.m. – ACADEMIC PROCESSION BEGINS
9:30 a.m. – CEREMONY BEGINS in the McCarthey Athletic Center
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – (After Ceremony) SOCIAL FOR GRADUATES, FACULTY AND FAMILIES, lawn of the School of Law