Widener Law Prepares for 2013 Commencement Ceremonies
Public Relations and Web Editor - Published: May 16, 2013
2013CommencementsWEbcast235On Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th, Widener Law will hold commencement ceremonies to honor the 2013 graduating classes.

The Delaware campus will hold the commencement ceremony for its 39th graduating class on Saturday, May 18th at a 3 p.m. ceremony on the campus green. The Harrisburg campus will confer diplomas to the 22nd graduating class the next day on Sunday, May 19th in an 11 a.m. ceremony at the Forum, located in the Capitol Complex. Both ceremonies will also be viewable via a live webcast.

On the Harrisburg campus, Widener Law alumnus Douglas J. Steinhardt, a member of the 1994 graduating class and a named partner in the Florio Perrucci Steinhardt & Fader firm with offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, will deliver the commencement address. He began his legal career as a law clerk in the Superior Court of New Jersey before joining his father, Joseph W. Steinhardt, in their Belvidere, N.J. law practice. Steinhardt is also the first, fifth-term mayor in Lopatcong, N.J. history and he serves as chairman of the Warren County, N.J. Republican Committee and vice-chairman of the New Jersey Republican County Chairmen’s Association.

Class valedictorian Tricia Lontz of Enola, Pa. will also speak at the Harrisburg commencement ceremony.

In Delaware, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer will speak to the graduates. Elected to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in November 2003 after serving 13 years on the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Baer spent nearly 10 of his trial-court years in the Family Division, where he implemented far-reaching reforms to both Juvenile Court and Domestic Relations. He was named Pennsylvania’s adoption advocate of the year in 1997, in acknowledgement of his innovations in Family Court. He received the Adoption 2002 Excellence Award for Judicial Innovation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an honor that was presented at a White House ceremony presided over by President Clinton.

Brian Eng of Wilmington, Del., the class valedictorian, will also speak.

The public may watch each ceremony online by going to law.widener.edu/gradwebcast and clicking VIEW VIDEO. The stream will begin approximately five minutes before the ceremony starts.

For further information, including schedules and parking information, visit Widener Law’s 2013 Commencement site.