EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- Representing the Oregon Ducks, graduation for the next generation of legal professionals was Saturday, May 19. The University of Oregon School of Law graduated its 2012 class of more than 160 people at the Hult Center in downtown Eugene.
Former UO Law Professor Garrett Epps addressed the matriculates, saying law school grads have the opportunity to give back to the community with their unique knowledge, whether it's in public or private service. Even in private work, Epps said those in law practice often help non-profit and community agencies free of charge, which is a crucial asset to the community.
“If they were to decide that public service was too much trouble, the result would be disaster. Like Spiderman, lawyers stand between ordinary people and social catastrophe and you are now part of that,” says Garrett Epps, now a professor at the University of Baltimore.
The University of Oregon’s main commencement ceremonies are set for Monday, June 18th, 2012, while Oregon State University graduates its 2012 classes Sunday, June 17th, 2012.