NY Attorney General Delivers Commencement Address to SU Law School Graduates

May 9, 2014

The state’s top lawyer provided some historical context Friday for the tradition that Syracuse University Law School grads are about to enter into.  Attorney General Eric Schneiderman delivered a commencement address to 212 juris doctor candidates and nine who earned a master of laws.

NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman addresses graduates from SU's College of Law.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News
  This year’s commencement was momentous for the entire law school.  Dean Hannah Arterian told the graduates they are the last to complete their education in the buildings on the “cliff” overlooking Irving Avenue. 

"You are graduating from the buildings that produced great lawyers and public servants, entrepreneurs and academics.  And we are joining you as you leave because we're leaving home too and going across the street to a new facility." 

The law school students were the first to receive their degrees in a weekend full of convocations, including the university’s 160th  commencement Sunday.  That’s when 5,155  degrees will be conferred to SU grads and 575 to SUNY ESF students.