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College of Law Celebrates its Graduates at the 185th Hooding Ceremony


The University of Cincinnati College of Law will celebrate the accomplishments of its graduates at the 185th Hooding Ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

Cincinnati, OH – The University of Cincinnati College of Law will celebrate the accomplishments of its graduates at its 185th Hooding Ceremony. Verna L. Williams, Interim Dean and Nippert Professor of Law, will lead the ceremony, where 107 degrees will be conferred. This number includes 91 juris doctor degrees, 14 LLM (master’s) degrees and 2 certificates.

Randall ComerThe Hooding keynote speaker will be Randall M. Comer, Partner at Martin, Browne, Hill & Harper PLL. A Class of 2000 College of Law graduate, Comer is the president of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA). A civil trial attorney, he specializes in labor and employment, workers’ compensation, and contract disputes. In addition to the OSBA, he is a member of the Clark County Bar Association, the Dayton Bar Association and the Green County Bar Association. Comer was also selected for Ohio Super Lawyers 2011-2013 and for Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2005.

GriggsThis year’s recipient of the 2018 Nicholas J. Longworth, III Alumni Achievement Award, which recognizes graduates for their outstanding contributions to society, is Gerald A. Griggs. A 2004 graduate of the College of Law, Griggs is an Atlanta based litigator who has handled numerous high-profile cases including representing clients involved in the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating trial. His most notable case, Jaheem Herrera, helped launch the National Anti-Bullying Movement and changed anti-bullying law in Georgia.

All are invited to attend. Tickets are not required and there is no limit to the number of guests.