Law Commencement set for May 21
Details for Law Commencement Week 2017
Tuesday, May 16
5 p.m. Graduation BBQ
Law Front Lawn
Graduates, faculty, and invited alumni of the Law College
RSVP to the Dean's Office
Saturday, May 20
1 p.m. Commencement Rehearsal
King Horn Sports Center
Sunday, May 21
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Brunch
The Inn at ONU
Graduates, families, faculty, and friends
Graduating Students $10, Adults $18.95, Children 4-13 $7.95, 3 & under free
Stay at the Inn and receive $10 breakfast discount coupon applicable to the brunch.
12:30 p.m. Doors open
King Horn Sports Center
Babysitting available during ceremony
Guests should arrive by 1 p.m. and be seated by 1:30 p.m.
1:20 p.m. Graduating Students Assemble for Processional
2 p.m. Commencement
Reception for graduates and their guests will be held in the law college following commencement.
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 Streuwing, while both were students at Miami University. The DeWines, who reside in Cedarville Township, have eight children and 22 grandchildren.