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Commencement took place in a virtual format, broadcast via YouTube and Vimeo on the morning of May 16, 2020. More than 205 Juris Doctor, Master of Laws and Master in the Study of Law graduates were recognized in the online video ceremony.

U.S. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Sri Srinivasan delivered the keynote address. Srinivasan was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit in May 2013, after serving as the principal deputy solicitor general of the United States for two years and arguing 25 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

UGA School of Law Dean Peter Bo Rutledge also gave introductory remarks as well as University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead, Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and Experiential Learning & Mediation Clinic Director Eleanor Lanier, and 3L Class President Jack Donlon.

All materials for the virtual commencement were delivered by email to the School of Law Community including access information for post-commencement Zoom rooms hosted by various law school departments and individual faculty members.

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Webpage for Virtual Commencement 2020 Access

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Social Media image used to promote Virtual Commencement Ceremony and Keynote Speaker