Notre Dame Law School to award 214 degrees

Author: Melanie McDonald

Eck Law School

The Notre Dame Law School will award 199 J.D. degrees and 15 LL.M. degrees during its diploma ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (May 17) in the Joyce Center fieldhouse.

One J.D. degree will be awarded posthumously to Timothy Aher, who died in February 2008 while a second-year law student in Notre Dame’s London program.

The Law School graduates and their families and friends will begin the day with an ecumenical prayer service and hooding ceremony at 10 a.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart The prayer service is a ticketed event.

The J.D. class of 2009 includes graduates from 36 states and 111 colleges and universities, including Duke, Cornell, USC, and the University of Michigan.

The LL.M. class of 2009 consists of lawyers from 14 countries, including Libya, Nepal, Venezuela, South Korea and Sierra Leone. Most will return to their home countries to continue human rights work. More information on the LL.M. class of 2009 is available at