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Moritz College of Law Announces Hooding Ceremony
May 3, 2006
The Class of 2006 at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law will receive their academic hoods during a special ceremony at 1:00 p.m., May 12, 2006 in the Mershon Auditorium, 1871 North High Street, on the Ohio State campus. Approximately 265 students will receive their hoods in the ceremony symbolizing the passing from student to graduate. Nancy H. Rogers, dean of the Moritz College, will also present diploma cases to the students who will receive Juris Doctor degrees at the June 11, 2006 commencement ceremonies of The Ohio State University.
The graduating class members represent 136 different colleges and universities. Graduates come from 28 states and the District of Columbia, as well as Albania, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan.
Class members have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to public service throughout their three years in law school. Collectively, they volunteered 12,655 reported hours of pro bono work to more than 50 different groups and organizations. Among those organizations are the Pro Bono Research Group and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.
Keynote speaker for the event is W. Ray Persons, Atlanta, Ga. Persons, a 1978 graduate of the school, is the recipient of the 2005-2006 of the Moritz College's Distinguished Alumnus Award, and is recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in the Southeast. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization whose membership is limited to the top one percent of the lawyers in the nation, and he is one of only 600 elected to the International Society of Barristers, a law honor society with membership limited to trial lawyers and barristers drawn from the United States, Canada, and England.
Since 1891, the Moritz College of Law has played a leading role in the legal profession through countless contributions made by alumni and faculty. Graduates of the school reside in all 50 states and 20 other countries and include justices of the Supreme Court of Ohio, current and former U.S. Senators and Representatives, managing partners in law firms of all sizes, chief executive officers of Fortune 500 corporations, and attorneys with non-profit organizations and public interest law organizations.