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Pace University Announces Westchester Commencements, Award Recipients

Pace University has announced commencement dates and award recipients for its law and undergraduate campuses.
Pace University has announced commencement dates and award recipients for its law and undergraduate campuses. Photo Credit: Pace University Flickr

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Pace University has announced dates and honorary award winners for its 2014 Westchester commencement ceremonies. 

The Pace Law School commencement will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 4 p.m., at Pace Law School, 78 North Broadway, White Plains. 

Robert A. Katzmann, chief judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws. 

Katzmann became Chief Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in September 2013. At his appointment in 1999, he was Walsh Professor of Government, Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University; a Fellow of the Governmental Studies Program of the Brookings Institution and president of the Governance Institute.

A lawyer and political scientist, Judge Katzmann received his bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) from Columbia College, AM and PhD in government from Harvard University and a Juris doctor from the Yale Law School, where he was an Article and Book Review Editor of the Yale Law Journal. He is the author of several books. He currently chairs the U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on the Judicial Branch.  

The Westchester undergraduate commencement will be held on Friday, May 23 at 11 a.m. on the Pleasantville campus located at 861 Bedford Road. The ceremony will take place in the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Health and Fitness Center. 

Lawrence Otis Graham, Esq., special counsel, Cuddy & Feder LLP, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. A lawyer, TV commentator and New York Times bestselling author, Graham gained public attention with his 1995 book “Member of the Club,” based on his experiences as a lawyer-turned undercover waiter in an all-white Connecticut country club and for his book, “Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class,” a social commentary written as a member of the black elite in the U.S.