Commencement – Saturday, May 14, 2022

Event Livestream

Minnesota Law’s Class of 2022 commencement ceremony will be livestreamed for any guests unable to attend this year’s program in person. Tune in beginning at 10 a.m. (Central Time) on Saturday, May 14, 2022. The program will run approximately two hours long.

Commencement Program


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Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony Details


Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 10 am to 12 pm (CDT) In-Person*

*Plans for Commencement remain subject to change based on developments locally, statewide, and nationally, in addition to our university policy.


Northrop (located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus)
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Start Time The ceremony begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. and lasts approximately two hours. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and graduates are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m.
Reception Following the ceremony, there will be a light reception in the Northrop Atrium until 1:00 p.m.
Speaker Hon. John R. Tunheim, chief judge of U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Order of Exercises
  • Prelude and Processional
  • Welcome
  • Stanley V. Kinyon Teaching Awards
  • Presentation of the Class of 2022 Student Awards and Class Gift
  • William B. Lockhart Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, and Service
  • Minnesota Law Equity & Diversity Awards
  • MS Patent Law Class Graduation Address 
  • LL.M. Class Graduation Address
  • J.D. Class Graduation Address
  • Commencement Address
  • Presentation of the Class of 2022
  • Hail! Minnesota
  • Recessional

On Friday, May 13, Dean Garry W. Jenkins invites the University of Minnesota Law School Class of 2022 and their guests to a graduate reception on the Plaza level of Mondale Hall from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Graduates are requested to RSVP online for their guests.

Brandon Blakely '18
Dean Jenkins and TORT
Graduate Rachel L
Prof. Perry Moriearty, Dean Garry Jenkins, and Prof. Fionnuala Ni Aolain
Commencement TORT
Grads 2019



Please contact the Law School Event Manager with any questions regarding the Commencement ceremony at