Another class of students departed the university as alumni when Hamline Law held its 2013 commencement ceremony at Hutton Arena on Hamline University's campus May 17. The Class of 2013 included 189 students who completed their JD degrees.
Eight graduates were honored as summa cum laude: Allison Boldt, Joseph Cooch, Eric Dietz, Bryan Huntington, Christopher Kleman, Jamie Olson, Kate Speer, and Elizabeth Winchell. The final graduation honors will be determined when spring 2013 grades are complete.
Among the graduates were 26 students who completed their general health law certificate and 15 students graduating with their health care compliance certificate from Hamline's Health Law Institute. The Business Law Institute saw five graduates complete their business law certificate this spring, and nineteen graduates complete the Dispute Resolution Institute's certificate in advocacy and problem solving; one graduate earned a certificate in dispute resolution as well.
Hamline Law alum Victor Vieth, JD '87, served as the commencement ceremony speaker. Vieth is the executive director of the National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC), a state of the art training complex located on the campus of Winona State University. He has trained thousands of child protection professionals from all 50 states, two U.S. Territories, and 17 countries on numerous topics pertaining to child abuse investigations, prosecutions, and prevention.
Hamline University President Linda Hanson and Provost Eric Jensen also addressed the graduates.
Commencement Keynote Address (PDF)
Commencement Keynote Address Video