In a rite that signals the beginning of a new chapter in their lives, 87 Miami Law students will receive their degrees at the BankUnited Center on Thursday, December 19.
In one large ceremony held at 10:00 a.m., law students will join undergraduates, master-degree candidates and doctoral candidates from all twelve University of Miami schools and colleges. In the final act of their law school career, the students will walk across the stage to be congratulated by President Donna E. Shalala and Dean Patricia D. White.
The graduating students will be addressed by Miami Heat president Pat Riley during the ceremony. The inspirational speaker has won nine NBA championships as a player, coach and executive, including three here in Miami.
The ceremony will be webcast live on the web at www.miami.edu/commencement. Miami Law will also host a reception for graduates and their families at the Lowe Art Museum after the ceremony.