AUWCL Welcomes Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge of the Fourth Circuit, as 2019 Commencement Speaker

May 3, 2019

The Honorable Roger L. Gregory

American University Washington College of Law is excited to welcome The Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, to its 2019 spring Commencement on Sunday, May 19.

For more information about our 2019 Commencement Ceremony, please see the AUWCL Commencement page.

During the Commencement ceremony, the livestream can be viewed here.

Judge Gregory’s federal judicial service began with a recess appointment from President Bill Clinton in 2000. He was nominated to the same position by President George W. Bush in 2001. He is the recipient of many awards, including the 1997 National Conference of Christians and Jews Humanitarian Award, the National Bar Association’s Equal Justice Award, and the Thurgood Marshall Award of Excellence. Judge Gregory will deliver the Commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the ceremony.

“We are pleased to have The Honorable Roger L. Gregory join us to celebrate the class of 2019,” said Dean Camille Nelson. “His outstanding work as a federal judge and his numerous accolades make him an excellent role model for all of our graduates, and we are delighted to present him with an honorary degree.”

Third year student Savannah McDonald was selected by the class to deliver the student address during the ceremony, which will take place at 1 p.m. at American University's Bender Arena (4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW).

AUWCL will celebrate its spring 2019 class, consisting of 372 Juris Doctor (JD) graduates; 38 Master of Laws (LL.M.) graduates; and six Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) graduates. The class of 2019 also includes graduates from August and December 2018, which included 34 JD graduates, 50 LL.M. graduates, and one SJD graduate.