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School of Law Ceremony

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School of Law Ceremony

Remarks and Congratulations

Michael Kaufman, JD • Dean, Vice Provost for Academic Strategy

Keynote Speaker

Jerome E. Larkin, JD ’78 • Administrator of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission

Student Speaker

Imani Gabrielle Hollie • Juris Doctor

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

Candidates will be recognized by degree in alpha order in the same order as the program book. Candidates will have their name read followed by laudatory status (if applicable). Certificates earned will also be recognized.

School of Law Commencement Ceremony keynote speaker Jerome Larkin JD

Keynote speaker

Jerome E. Larkin, JD ’78 • Administrator of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission

Jerome “Jerry” Larkin is the administrator of the Supreme Court of Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, the agency responsible for assisting the court in regulating the Illinois legal profession. Since his appointment as the ARDC’s chief operating and regulatory officer in March 2007, he has collaborated with key internal and external stakeholders in implementing innovative programs, including the ARDC’s Diversity and Inclusion program. He appointed the program’s director and has supported efforts to add diversity to its staff and boards, to deepen the organization’s understanding and use of D & I principles, and to educate members of the profession about those principles.

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School of Law Commencement Ceremony Dean Michael Kaufman, JD

Dean’s Note

All Rise for the Loyola University Chicago School of Law Class of 2020!

Under the most challenging circumstances, you have thrived! Through your incredible hard work and perseverance, and with the support of your families and loved ones, you have acquired knowledge, skills, and values that will empower you to serve your clients and your communities with compassion, competence, and commitment!

On behalf of our faculty, administrators, and alumni, who have been with you every step of the way, please accept our heartfelt congratulations!

Michael Kaufman, JD
Dean, School of Law, Vice Provost for Academic Strategy

Leadership, Service, and Public Interest Recognition

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A letter from Alumni Relations

Dear Graduate,

Congratulations on your graduation, and welcome to Loyola’s alumni community! It’s a great time to be a Rambler and an alumnus. We celebrate the students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of Loyola who continue to make this University the special place it is.

While graduation signals a change in your status from student to alumnus, it also signals a new beginning. Commencement is the first step in your new relationship with Loyola. You join over 150,000 other proud alumni who have found a number of ways to stay connected to their alma mater.

Here are a few ways you can stay engaged:

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