Senator Amy Klobuchar to Speak at Commencement
DECEMBER 29, 2009—Amy Klobuchar, the first woman in Minnesota elected to the U.S. Senate, will deliver the Law School commencement address at the May 15, 2010, graduation ceremonies at Northrop Auditorium.
Klobuchar took the oath of office in January 2007 and now represents the state on the Senate’s agriculture, environment and public works, commerce, judiciary, and joint economic committees.
The Plymouth, Minn., native was also the first woman elected Hennepin County prosecutor in 1998. She led the state’s largest prosecutor's office for eight years and won national awards for her safe schools initiative, community prosecution efforts, and criminal justice reforms.
Before taking public office, Klobuchar was a partner at Dorsey & Whitney and Gray Plant Mooty. She completed a B.A. in political science at Yale University in 1982 and a J.D. at the University of Chicago Law School in 1985.
For more information on the commencement ceremonies, please see the 2010 Commencement page.