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Commencement 2013 Highlights

The Juris Doctor degree was conferred on the Class of 2013 graduates at the Friday, May 24, 2013 commencement of Rutgers School of Law–Newark, held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). Acting Dean Ronald Chen ’83, carrying the gonfalon, was first in the procession of faculty, university dignitaries, senior campus and law school administrators, and distinguished guests, who were then followed by Associate Dean Andrew Rothman ’90 leading the graduates on the three-block walk from the law school's home in the S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice to NJPAC.

Commencement 2013
Members of the graduating class outside of NJPAC following the ceremony.

Rutgers–Newark Interim Chancellor Philip L. Yeagle presided over the ceremony.

The National Anthem was sung by Carl J. Belfatti, Class of 2013

Greetings and Welcome were delivered by Dean John J. Farmer, Jr. (currently serving as Senior Vice President and University Counsel)

Student Address was given by Daris B. Jackson, Class of 2013

Faculty Address was presented by Taja-Nia Y. Henderson, Assistant Professor of Law

Convocation Address was presented by Vincent Warren ’93, Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights

Presentation of Awards & Prizes was done by Diana Sclar, Associate Professor of Law and Allan Axelrod Scholar

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