The University of California Hastings College of the Law 2018 Commencement Ceremony will take place Saturday, May 12, 2018 in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. We are pleased to announce that Congressman Adam Schiff will present the keynote speech.
“It will be an honor to introduce Congressman Schiff to the Class of 2018,” says UC Hastings Chancellor & Dean David L. Faigman. “UC Hastings, the first law school in the Western United States, was founded in 1878 as the ‘law department’ of the University of California. Our founding motto, fiat justitia, Let Justice Be Done, continues to guide us, as we explain in this short video we recently made to highlight our commitment to justice and the rule of law. Congressman Schiff’s service to this State and our Nation well represents our school’s dedication to these principles.”
"Over the past year and a half, our democratic institutions and our system of checks and balances have been tested in ways we haven’t seen in a generation,” says Congressman Adam Schiff. “We are confronted with vivid reminders that the principles that have shaped our nation are not self-effectuating, but require diligence and determination. The 2018 graduates of UC Hastings College of the Law are the next generation of attorneys, judges, and more who will be charged with putting their training into action, with a commitment to justice and the rule of law. I am excited to join them to celebrate their commencement.”
Congressman Adam Schiff represents California's 28th Congressional District, and throughout his tenure in Congress, he has focused on growing the economy, bolstering national security, strengthening our communities, helping small businesses, and improving education, safety and health care for our children. In his 9th term in the House of Representatives, Schiff currently serves as the Ranking Member, or top Democrat, of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and as a Member of the Benghazi Select Committee. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence oversees the nation’s intelligence agencies including components of the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, State and Energy.
Prior to serving in the House of Representatives, Schiff completed a four-year term as State Senator for California's 21st State Senate District, chairing the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Juvenile Justice and the Joint Committee on the Arts. During his time in Sacramento, he led legislative efforts to guarantee up-to-date textbooks in the classroom, overhaul child support, and pass a patient's bill of rights. Before serving in the Legislature, Schiff served with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles for six years, most notably prosecuting the first FBI agent ever to be indicted for espionage.
Rep. Schiff is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School.
We are happy to announce that UC Hastings 137th Commencement will be at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (99 Grove Street) on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm. Graduates must arrive no later than 2:15 pm, and admission to the UC Hastings commencement ceremony is by ticket only. A limited number of tickets are provided free of charge to each graduate participating in the ceremony.
The official UC Hastings 2018 Commencement hashtag is #UCH2018.
More about the 2018 Commencement here.
Alex A.G. Shapiro
Director, External Relations
UC Hastings | San Francisco
Office: (415) 581-8842
Cell: (415) 813-9214