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Michael Bennet will be Sturm College of Law Commencement speaker

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, will deliver the Commencement address to the University of Denver Sturm College of Law on May 18 at Magness Arena. Bennet also will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.

“We are extremely pleased that Sen. Bennet will give our commencement address,” says Martin Katz, dean of the Sturm College of Law. “He is truly dedicated to the rule of law, to education and to public service. And he is a great example of how graduates can use a law degree. We are delighted that he will address our graduating students.”

Bennet was appointed to the U.S. Senate in 2009 and elected to a full six-year term in 2010. In the Senate he is a member of the committees on agriculture, nutrition and forestry, health, education, labor and pensions, banking, and housing and urban affairs. He also serves on the Special Committee on Aging.

Prior to the Senate, Bennet was superintendent of Denver Public Schools. Before that he served as chief of staff to then-Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.

Approximately 320 law students are expected to receive their degrees at the Sturm College of Law’s Commencement ceremony.

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