WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (Legal Newsline) – On Sunday, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will deliver the commencement address at William & Mary Law School’s graduation ceremony.
According to the university’s website, Scalia previously delivered the law school’s commencement address in 1991.
“The last time that Justice Scalia was here, he taught an administrative law class and fielded questions from students and faculty,” said Davison M. Douglas, Dean of the Law School. “ We are delighted that he is returning to share his rare insight and advice with the Class of 2014 and give them a sendoff they will long remember.”
Sean Radomski, the 2013-14 Student Bar Association president, said that his classmates asked Scalia to speak not only because of his familiarity with the law school, but because of his reputation as “one of the preeminent jurists of our time.”
“His career is a testament to the Law School’s ‘citizen lawyer’ ideal,” Radomski said. “It is fitting, and an honor, that the school named after one of our most prominent early U.S. Supreme Court justices will host one of today’s most notable as our Commencement Speaker.”
Thomas Jefferson founded William & Mary Law School, America’s oldest law school, in 1779 to train leaders for the new nation.
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