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Folos: Commencement Speakers and Webby Awards

We noted here last month that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke was on tap to speak at this year's Boston College Law School commencement and reported earlier on UNC School of Law's déjà-vu-ish choice of former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to speak at its ceremony. Now Paul L. Caron at TaxProf Blog has a roundup of commencement speakers at law schools nationwide.

The list of speakers is surprisingly far-ranging. Sure, it includes plenty of prestigious members of the judiciary and elected members of Congress, along with a Supreme Court short-lister or two. (Harvard taps none other than its former dean Elena Kagan to speak.) But other speakers could hardly be more diverse. They vary from CNN founder Ted Turner at Baltimore and Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth at Cincinnati to Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Amolo Adinga at SUNY-Buffalo and Nigerian human rights lawyer Hauwa Ibrahim at Utah. Boston University gets former presidential candidate Howard Dean, who we can only hope sends the graduates off into the world with his now signature "Whoop!"

Also in the follow-up department, the results are in for the Webby Awards. We reported here a few weeks ago on the nominees in the law category for excellence in Web sites. The winner in the law category is WomensLaw.org, a Web site that serves as a legal resource for women who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. The Webby People's Voice Award, which is based on public voting, went to GetLegal.com, a legal portal and resource site. Congratulations to both.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on May 6, 2009 at 01:23 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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