Media Advisory: U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer to Deliver Commencement Address at UCI Law on May 9

May 8, 2015

IRVINE, Calif., May 8, 2015 — U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer will deliver the commencement address for University of California, Irvine School of Law on May 9.

WHAT: UCI Law, recently ranked No. 30 out of 198 accredited law schools by U.S. News & World Report, will celebrate its fourth commencement, in which 114 students are expected to participate. The outstanding students in UCI Law’s Class of 2015 personify the Law School’s commitment to public service:

  • More than 96 percent of the Class of 2015 engaged in volunteer pro bono work during their three years of school, collectively completing more than 12,500 pro bono hours.
  • Approximately 51 percent completed at least 120 pro bono hours — 36 students completed at least 200 hours, and four students completed more than 300 hours.

WHO: The commencement speaker, Barbara Boxer, became a United States Senator in January 1993 after 10 years of service in the House of Representatives and six years on the Marin County Board of Supervisors. In November 2010, she was reelected to her fourth term in the Senate. A national leader on environmental protection, Senator Boxer is the ranking member on the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works. She is also the vice chair of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where she created the first subcommittee ever to focus on global women’s issues. Senator Boxer is also a member of the Democratic leadership in the Senate, serving as the Chief Deputy Whip since 2005. More information on U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer.

WHEN: UCI Law Commencement is Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in Aldrich Park in the center of the UC Irvine campus. Map and parking information.

MEDIA CONTACT: Media wishing to attend Commencement must reserve a media pass by emailing their contact details to Rizza Barnes, University of California, Irvine School of Law Communications,, (949) 824-0385.

About UC Irvine School of Law
UCI Law is a visionary law school focused on training talented and passionate lawyers and driven by professional excellence, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to enrich our communities through public service. UCI Law is a collegial environment, and our faculty comprises accomplished, nationally ranked thought leaders from around the country with a broad range of expertise. UCI Law has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report No. 30 out of 198 fully accredited law schools in the country. This is the highest debut ranking of any new law school in the history of the U.S. News rankings. Additionally, UCI Law’s Clinical Program ranked No. 11, the Intellectual Property Law program ranked No. 23, and UCI Law scored among the top 10 in student diversity, according to the U.S. News Diversity Index. More about the Law School is available at