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Jesson to speak at graduation


Lucinda Jesson, Minnesota Department of Human Services commissioner, will deliver the Hamline University School of Law’s commencement address.

The commencement ceremony will be Friday, May 18 at 6 p.m. on Old Main Mall. Visit the Commencement homepage for more information about Hamline’s graduation ceremonies.

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Jesson currently serves as commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. The department is the state’s largest agency, serving well over one million people with an annual budget of $11 billion and more than 6,000 employees throughout the state. The department administers a broad range of services, including health care, economic assistance, mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment, child welfare services, and services for the elderly and people with disabilities.

Prior to becoming commissioner in January 2011, Jesson was founder and director of the Hamline’s School of Law’s Health Law Institute, as well as a Hamline associate professor of law. She also has served as the chief deputy Hennepin County attorney and Minnesota deputy attorney general, as well as a partner in the law firm of Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP and in her own private practice.