The keynote speakers for the spring hooding ceremonies at Texas’ nine American Bar Association-accredited law schools include jurists, an academician, a philanthropist, an assistant attorney general, private practitioners, a general counsel and the president of the State Bar of Texas.
The May rituals begin tomorrow at five of the schools. Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff of San Antonio will address graduates at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio; philanthropist Robert H. Dedman Jr. will deliver the keynote address at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas; Judge Ilona M. Holmes, 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida in Fort Lauderdale, will speak to graduates at Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston; Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, will address graduates at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth; and Alan R. Crain, senior vice president and general counsel of Houston-based Baker Hughes Inc. will be the speaker at the University of Houston Law Center.
Three graduation ceremonies are planned for May 19. Sigmund G. Libowitz, actor, movie producer, screen writer and associate with Venable in Washginton, D.C., will be the keynote speaker at South Texas College of Law in Houston; State Bar of Texas President Bob Black will be the commencement speaker at Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock; and trial lawyer Joe Jamail, partner in Jamail & Kolius in Houston, will give the graduation address to students at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin.
Baylor University School of Law in Waco held its spring commencement ceremony on April 28. Jeremy Counseller, Baylor Law professor, was the keynote speaker.
-- Jeanne Graham