Texas A&M University School of Law will award its first law degrees on Dec. 13, when 47 graduates will receive degrees at the hooding ceremony.
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp will deliver the keynote address during the graduation, which will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth.
The law school, formerly operated by Texas Wesleyan University, has operated under Texas A&M since the beginning of the fall semester. A&M acquired the law school this year.
According to information provided by the law school, the graduation ceremony will feature a “decidedly Aggie flavor.” Charles Schwartz, a partner in Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Houston who is a member of the Texas A&M University System, will speak on behalf of the board. Also, Marty Holmes will speak for The Association of Former Students, and a rendition of “The Spirit of Aggieland” will conclude the ceremony.
Others who will address the crowd include Aric Short, interim dean of Texas A&M School of Law, and Kamyar Maserrat, who elected by his classmates as student speaker.
-- Brenda Sapino Jeffreys