The Commencement ceremony for the Catholic University of America School of Law is held each May in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. This collection of commencement addresses provides a partial record of the notable speakers who have imparted wisdom and advice to our graduating students over the years.

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Submissions from 2021

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132nd Commencement Address, Jack Shields

Submissions from 2019

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130th Commencement Address, William T. Newman Jr

Submissions from 2018

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129th Commencement Address, Brett M. Kavanaugh

Submissions from 2017

128th Commencement Address, Charlene Barshefsky

Submissions from 2016

127th Commencement Address, Paul D. Clement

Submissions from 2015

126th Commencement Address, Michael J. Bidwill

Submissions from 2014

125th Commencement Address, Jane Golden Belford

Submissions from 2013

124th Commencement Address, William T. Robinson III

Submissions from 2009

120th Commencement Address, Mark Shields

Submissions from 2008

119th Commencement Address, Samuel A. Alito Jr.

Submissions from 2007

118th Commencement Address, Robert James Nicholson

Submissions from 2006

117th Commencement Address, Rick Renzi

Submissions from 2005

116th Commencement Address, Kathleen Q. Abernathy

Submissions from 2004

115th Commencement Address, Elaine L. Chao

Submissions from 2003

114th Commencement Address, Janice Rogers Brown

Submissions from 2002

113th Commencement Address, Albert Gonzales