Saddam Hussein Investigator To Address Charlotte School of Law Graduates

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Commencement for 80 Graduates Is Saturday, May 14

Eighty graduates will cross the stage at the Knight Theater on Saturday, May 14, when Charlotte School of Law, the only law school in North Carolina’s most populous city, confers Juris Doctor degrees as part of its third spring commencement ceremony.

“Commencement ceremonies are an exciting and rewarding time for our students and faculty, signaling not the end of their studies, but the beginning of promising new legal careers,” said Dennis Stone, interim dean of Charlotte School of Law. “With Bar exams across the country approaching, commencement is a time for graduates to reflect on their accomplishments, while recognizing that there is still a great deal of work ahead.”

Anne Tompkins, United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina is the keynote speaker for the 1 p.m. ceremony. Tompkins, a former adjunct professor at Charlotte School of Law, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and earned a master’s degree in public administration at UNC Chapel Hill and a law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Tompkins’ legal career included positions with the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Justice Department, where she assisted the Iraqi Special Tribunal with investigations of humanitarian crimes by Saddam Hussein’s regime, and private practice with Alston & Byrd. She also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of North Carolina in 2000, prior to her appointment by President Obama as U.S. Attorney.

The Knight Theater is located at 430 S. Tryon St., adjacent to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, in the heart of the new cultural district on South Tryon Street. For directions and parking information, please visit

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