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Senator Al Franken to Speak at Law School Commencement

MAY 2, 2012—Dean David Wippman is pleased to announce that Senator Al Franken will be the speaker at the 124th Law School commencement ceremony, to be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Mariucci Arena, 1901 S.E. 4th St., Minneapolis.

Al Franken was elected to the Senate as a member of the DFL (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) Party from Minnesota. He was sworn in July of 2009 following a statewide hand recount. He currently sits on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee; the Judiciary Committee; the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Before running for the Senate, Sen. Franken spent 37 years as a comedy writer, author, and radio talk show host. He has taken part in seven USO tours, visiting our troops overseas in Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Uzbekistan, and has also visited Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait four times.

For more details about commencement, visit www.law.umn.edu/current/commencement.html.


Senator Al Franken

Senator Al Franken