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2008 Commencement To Be Held Memorial Day, May 26

Yale Law School’s 2008 Commencement ceremony will take place Monday, May 26—Memorial Day.

On Sunday evening, May 25, Dean Harold Hongju Koh and his wife, Mary-Christy Fisher, will host a pre-Commencement reception for graduating students, their family and guests 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. Invitations are available in the registrar’s office.

University Commencement exercises take place Monday, May 26, 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. No tickets are required, and there is no limit on the number of guests. Invitations are available in the registrar’s office. In case of rain, the Law School ceremony will be held in Payne Whitney Gymnasium’s Lanman Center.

The Class of 2008 has elected Professor Kenji Yoshino ’96 to be its class speaker. Yoshino is the Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Immediately after the Law School ceremony, at approximately 2:30 p.m., 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 www.yale.edu/commencement.