133 Students Graduate in 2005 Commencement Ceremony

One hundred and thirty-three students graduated from Willamette University College of Law in the school's 119th commencement ceremony held Sunday, May 15. This year's commencement address was delivered by Justice Faith Ireland. Justice Ireland, a 1969 graduate of the College of Law, is a retired justice of the Washington State Supreme Court. She was elected to the Supreme Court in 1998 after serving 15 years as a judge of the Washington State Superior Court.

In August of 2002, Justice Ireland had also welcomed the Class of 2005 to the College of Law, during their first-year orientation, with advice on thriving in law school. She used her commencement address as an opportunity to share "Five Tips to Thrive for the Rest of Your Life," inspiring the graduates with sound advice to launch their legal careers.

Previous College of Law Commencement Speakers:

2004: U.S. Representative Jay Inslee (D-Washington)

2003: U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)