Dean To Address Law School Grads

Front Page / Jan. 28, 2010 10:40am EST

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, M.D., will be the speaker for Vermont Law School's 2010 graduation ceremony, VLS announced last week.

Dean, a national leader on environmental and health care issues, served as Vermont's governor from 1991 to 2003, making him the second longest-serving governor in Vermont's history. After leaving Vermont government, he made a strong early push for the Presidency in 2004 before his candidacy faded after a poor finish at the Iowa caucuses. Later, he served as the national chairman of the Democratic Party during the 2006 and 2008 national elections.

Dean's selection as the VLS commencement speaker was made last Thursday at the Class 2010 rally by Sarah Buxton, 3L, who formerly worked for Dean.

Vermont Law School's graduation ceremony will be at 10 a.m., May 22 on the South Royalton town green.

"Howard Dean has been a thought leader in Vermont, in the nation and in the world for 20 years," said VLS Dean Jeff Shields. "He was the first choice of our graduating class to be their commencement speaker and we're thrilled he's accepted."

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