March 18, 2003
Justice OConnor Named Law School Commencement
United States Supreme Court
Associate Justice Sandra Day OConnor is scheduled to address this
years Law School graduates at their Commencement ceremony May
25. Nominated by former President Ronald Reagan, OConnor has served
on the nations highest court since 1981. Prior to her lifetime
appointment on the federal bench, OConnor served on the Arizona
Court of Appeals and the Maricopa County Superior Court. In 1969, she
was appointed to the Arizona State Senate and subsequently reelected
for two consecutive terms. OConnor began practicing law in 1952
as the deputy county attorney of San Mateo, CA.
OConnor, who was born in El Paso, TX, received two degrees from
Stanford University. By speaking at the Law School Commencement, she
joins her colleague William Rehnquist, chief justice, who addressed
graduates in 2000.
Commencement exercises will begin at 1:30 pm in the Smith Center. A
reception will be held following the ceremony for all graduates and
their guests. For more information on the Law Schools Commencement,
visit www.law.gwu.edu. For more
information on GWs Commencement ceremonies on the Ellipse scheduled
for the weekend of May 1618, visit www.gwu.edu/~grad03.
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