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USD School of Law Graduates Best and Brightest

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

On Saturday, The University of San Diego School of Law will graduate 363 law students, setting them free on their journey toward the Bar exam and to begin a profession that upholds the rule of law.

USD School of Law has a remarkable number of law graduates going on to judicial clerkships this fall, which is a testament to the rigorous curriculum and the distinguished faculty that train USD School of Law students. Six students will begin their clerkships this fall: Jihong Lou, U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, DC (federal circuit); Kevin Kwon, U.S. District Court in San Diego (Judge Janis L. Sammartino); Adam Bondy, Utah State Court of Appeals in SLC (Judge J. Frederic Voros, Jr.); Krystal Norris, U.S. District Court in San Diego (Judge Anthony Battaglia); Matt Van Gorder, U.S. District Court in San Diego (Judge Mitchell Dembin); and Craig Ten Broeck, U.S. District Court in San Diego (Judge Roger T. Benitez).

Saturday’s keynote speaker is another distinguished alumni of the School of Law. A 1978 graduate, Representative David Camp (R-MI), is the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, which is one of the oldest and most powerful committees in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Congressman Dave Camp represents the people of the 4th Congressional District of Michigan. As the head of Ways and Means, Camp is one of the most influential policymakers in Washington D.C., helping to set the nation’s economic, health care and social welfare policies. His committee has sole jurisdiction over tax policy and oversees tariff and trade laws, Medicare, Social Security, as well as welfare and unemployment programs.

Recognized for decisive breakthroughs on significant legislation, Camp’s signature issues include making America more competitive by lowering and simplifying tax rates for individuals, families and employers; reforming health care to focus on wellness and prevention; expanding access to quality, affordable health care through tax-free savings accounts; protecting the welfare of our nation’s children through family focused foster care and adoption programs; and, promoting the production and use of alternative energy, which is a growing industry in Michigan and the Fourth Congressional District.

Saturday’s Commencement Ceremony will begin at 9 a.m., with the procession of students beginning at 8:45 a.m., in the Jenny Craig Pavilion. The law graduation ceremony can be viewed live on the USD website.

— Melissa Wagoner and Raymond Penney

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