2017 Law Commencement
Commencement is a celebratory time on campus for graduates and their families and friends. Below are details for Law Commencement Week 2017.
Rooms at The Inn at Ohio Northern University for these weekends may be reserved by calling 419-772-2500 (866-713-4513) or by visiting the website.
Tuesday, May 16
5 p.m. - Law Front Lawn
Graduates, faculty, and invited alumni of the Law College welcome.
RSVP to the Dean's Office.
Saturday, May 20
1 p.m. - King Horn Sports Center
Sunday, May 21
9:30 - 12:30 p.m. - The Inn at ONU
Graduates, families, friends, and faculty welcome.
Cost: Graduating students - $10, adults - $18.95, children (age 4-13) - $7.95, children (3 and under) - free
Stay at The Inn and receive a $10 breakfast discount coupon applicable to the brunch.
Make your reservations now by calling The Inn at 419-772-2500 or 866-713-4513.
Commencement Doors Open
12:30 p.m. - King Horn Sports Center
Babysitting available during the ceremony.
Guest should arrive by 1 p.m. and be seated by 1:30 p.m.
Graduating Students Assemble for Processional
1:20 p.m. - King Horn Sports Center
2 p.m. - King Horn Sports Center
Reception for graduates and their guests will be held in the law college following the ceremony.
LAW SPEAKER COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
As Ohio attorney general, Mike DeWine, JD ’72, has made protecting Ohio’s families a priority. To better protect our kids, DeWine created a special Crimes Against Children Unit to help identify, arrest and convict sexual predators. He has also increased training for law enforcement and educators to help improve school safety; fight human trafficking, child abuse, missing children and bullying; and meet the needs of foster youth.
DeWine is working to rebuild Ohio’s neighborhoods, investing $75 million from the national mortgage settlement to help demolish abandoned and blighted properties. He has also made commitments to support anti-gun violence programs and community groups that are working to repair our hardest-hit communities.
DeWine is working hard to make sure his office provides cutting-edge criminal investigation and law enforcement training services, is rooting out public corruption, and is helping to create a legal climate in Ohio that encourages businesses to invest in the state and create jobs.
DeWine has also devoted resources to fight Ohio’s prescription drug abuse and heroin problems, increased the number of criminal prosecutions in consumer fraud cases, and dramatically decreased the turnaround time for testing of DNA evidence. He has dedicated resources to testing all of Ohio’s old sexual assault kits, which is leading to the convictions of sexual predators.
DeWine has a long and distinguished career in public service focusing on protecting Ohio children and families. DeWine served as Greene County prosecuting attorney, in the Ohio State Senate, in the United States House of Representatives, as Ohio Lieutenant Governor and in the United States Senate.
DeWine earned an honorary doctorate from Northern in 1995. His daughter Alice graduated from ONU’s College of Law in 2008.
DeWine grew up in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and married his high school sweetheart, Frances Struewing, while both were students at Miami University. The DeWines, who reside in Cedarville Township, have eight children and 22 grandchildren.