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Law Commencement set for May 21

Apr 28, 2017

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.

Make your reservations now by calling the Inn 419-772-2500 or 866-713-4513


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.



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.


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