368 new members join College of Law alumni ranks
June 8, 2012
The College of Law welcomed 368 new graduates into its alumni ranks during its 114th commencement held recently at the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont, Ill.
John B. Simon, a partner at Jenner & Block law firm and a 1967 graduate of the College of Law, received an honorary degree and offered graduates words of encouragement. “In addition to the pride and satisfaction that you are justly feeling today, I want you to know and always remember that you are entering a noble profession,” says Simon.
“Upon doing so, you will become part of the unbroken link of those who, over the centuries of the development of the common law legal system, sustain the growth and prosperity of our nation and a well ordered society that enjoys freedoms unknown in most parts of the world.”
College of Law faculty and staff also were recognized for their service and scholarship during the ceremony. John C. Roberts, College of Law dean emeritus and professor of law was presented the Via Sapientiae Award, the university’s highest faculty-staff honor, for his 26 years of service to the law school.
Law professors Daniel Morales and Max Helveston received Excellence in Teaching awards; Joshua Sarnoff and Mark Moller received Excellence in Scholarship awards; Deborah Tuerkheimer earned the Faculty Achievement Award; and administrative manager Cynthia Spears-Henry received the Excellence in Staff Service Award.
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