The University of Toledo College of Law will recognize the graduating Class of 2021 with a commencement ceremony Saturday, May 15, in Savage Arena.
Graduating students from the juris doctor (J.D.) and master of studies in law (M.L.W.) programs who completed their studies December 2020, May 2021 and August 2021 were invited to participate, as well as Class of 2020 graduates who wished to return to campus to celebrate commencement.
Connie Zemmelman, who recently retired from her position as judge of the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division, will give the commencement address. Before taking the bench, she worked 25 years in private practice focusing on family issues, including juvenile law, adoption and surrogacy law, and probate law.
A UToledo alumna, Zemmelman received her law degree in 1981. She is best known for her extensive knowledge about human trafficking of juveniles. She helped write the Safe Harbor Act and has spoken nationally on the topic.
Tickets are required for the law commencement event, which begins at 10 a.m., as part of the University’s COVID-19 safety protocols to limit guests at in-person graduation events.
The commencement ceremony also will be livestreamed via YouTube. Watch the livestream, download the commencement program and find other graduation information on the law commencement website.