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2007 Commencement To Be Held Memorial Day, May 28

Yale Law School’s Commencement ceremony this year will take place on Monday, May 28—Memorial Day.

The festivities begin Sunday evening, May 27, with a pre-Commencement reception for graduating students, their family and guests. Dean Harold Hongju Koh and his wife, Mary-Christy Fisher, will host the reception from 5-7 p.m. in the Law School Dining Hall. No tickets are required, and there is no limit on the number of guests who may attend. Invitations are available in the registrar's office.

On Monday, May 28, continental breakfast will be served in the Dining Hall from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.  At 9:40 a.m., Law School degree candidates and faculty members should assemble on Cross Campus near the Law School sign. University Commencement exercises begin at 10:30 a.m. on Old Campus. No tickets are required.

Following the Old Campus ceremonies, at approximately noon, the Law School’s Commencement exercises will take place in the Law School Courtyard, where degrees will be conferred. The ceremony is expected to end by 2:30 p.m. No tickets are required, and there is no limit on number of guests. Invitations are available in the registrar's office.

The Class of 2007 has elected former Sidley Austin-Robert D. McLean ’70 Visiting Professor of Law Pamela Karlan ’84 to be its class speaker. Karlan is currently the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law at Stanford University.

In case of rain, the Law School ceremony will be held in Payne Whitney Gymnasium’s Lanman Center.

Immediately after the Law School ceremony, there will be a champagne reception in the Law School Courtyard, followed by a buffet luncheon in the Law School Dining Hall.  No tickets are required for the champagne reception.  Tickets for the luncheon may be purchased at the door for $19 per person. Students may use their unused Dining Hall meal plan balances or cash to pay for the buffet.

For more information on accommodations, dining, and Yale University Commencement exercises, visit