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UMSI 2019 commencement speaker announced: State of Michigan Chief Justice Bridget McCormack

Tuesday, 03/19/2019

The 2019 graduate recognition ceremony of the School of Information will take place on Sunday, May 5 at 4 p.m. in Hill Auditorium, 825 North University in Ann Arbor.

Chief Justice Bridget McCormack
Chief Justice Bridget McCormack

The graduation speaker will be Bridget McCormack, Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. She joined the court in January 2013, and became the Chief Justice in January 2019.  

A New York University Law graduate, Chief Justice McCormack started her legal career in New York City. In 1996 she joined the Yale Law School faculty.  She then joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 1998, where she taught criminal law, legal ethics, and various clinics.  She was named Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in 2002.   

Chief Justice McCormack was elected to The American Law Institute in 2013.  The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology appointed her to the National Commission on Forensic Science in 2014.  She serves as an editor on the ABA’s preeminent journal, Litigation, and as a member of the National Conference of Bar Examiners Torts Drafting Committee.  She continues to teach at the University of Michigan each year as well as publish in professional journals and law media.

This marks the first year that the School of Information will conduct its ceremony in Hill Auditorium, the largest venue on campus. In previous years, and in chronological order, the ceremony had been held in the Mendelssohn Theatre, the Rackham Graduate School Auditorium and the Power Center. 

Approximately 400 students in the bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate programs are expected to graduate from UMSI this spring. 

Logistical details for students attending graduation are available here.

- UMSI News Service