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Commencement – Class of 2018

May 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Law commencement ceremony:
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kingsbury Hall
1395 East Presidents Circle
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Commencement will be streamed live and archived on the College of Law YouTube channel »

Reception for law graduates and guests:
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Presidents Circle Lawn
Directly south of Kingsbury Hall
In the event of inclement weather alternative plans will be announced.

Keynote Address: Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick is a contributing editor at Newsweek and senior editor at Slate. She writes the “Supreme Court Dispatches” and “Jurisprudence” columns for the latter. She is also the a contributing editor at Newsweek. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and Commentary, among other places. She won a 2013 National Magazine Award for her columns on the Affordable Care Act. She has been twice awarded an Online Journalism Award for her legal commentary and was the first online journalist invited to be on the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press.

Ms. Lithwick was a regular guest on The Al Franken Show and has appeared on CNN, ABC, The Colbert Report, and is frequently a guest on The Rachel Maddow Show. She has also been a guest columnist for the New York Times Op-Ed page. Lithwick, functioning in her role as Slate’s legal correspondent, often provides summaries of and commentary on current United States Supreme Court cases as a guest on National Public Radio’s news magazine Day to Day, which is co-produced by Slate.com.

She is co-author of Me v. Everybody: Absurd Contracts for an Absurd World (Workman Publishing, 2003), a legal humor book, and I Will Sing Life: Voices from the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (Little, Brown & Co., 1992), a book about seven children from Paul Newman’s camp who have life-threatening illnesses.

Ms. Lithwick won the National Magazine Award for her columns on the Affordable Care Act in 2013 and has been twice awarded an Online Journalism Award for her legal commentary. Ms. Lithwick was also the first online journalist invited to be on the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press.


Guest Seating & Tickets:
Tickets are not required to attend commencement and any interested attendees are welcome. The academic processional will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Families and guests not seated prior to the 10:00 a.m. start time will have to stay in the lobby and waiting areas until after all graduates and program participants have entered the auditorium.

Free parking is available at the Rice-Eccles Stadium. A shuttle service will be provided to Kingsbury Hall. We encourage you to use public transportation to our events. Take TRAX University line to the Stadium stop and walk a half block north. For other public transit options use UTA’s Trip Planner. The law school is on the Red Route for the University’s free campus shuttles (College of Law stop).


May 11, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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S. J. Quinney College of Law
383 South University St
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 United States
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