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NY Times journalist to speak at Law Commencement

Adam Liptak, a lawyer, author and New York Times Supreme Court correspondent, will address 260 graduates of Stetson University College of Law on May 17 in Gulfport, Fla.

Stetson’s commencement takes place at 8:30 a.m. in the courtyard on the law school’s Gulfport campus, 1401 61st St. S.

Liptak was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his series “American Exception” and writes the popular “Sidebar” column on legal developments for The New York Times. Liptak has investigated topics including the rise in life sentences in the U.S. and the impact of campaign contributions on Ohio Supreme Court justices’ voting records.

Among the 260 students walking at Stetson Law’s commencement are 194 full-time students, 42 part-time JD students, six LL.M. in elder law students, eight LL.M. in international law students, two JD/Grado students, and eight JD/MBA students.

Outstanding members of this year’s graduating class include:

  • Shivani Alamo, an advocate for children and education reform who won the prestigious New Generation Award, a special Lewis Hine Award for Service to Children and Youth.

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