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Chief Justice Stuart Rabner to Deliver 2010 Convocation Address on May 28 at NJPAC

May 21, 2010 – 
The Honorable Stuart J. Rabner, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, will deliver the convocation address at the Friday, May 28, 2010 commencement for Rutgers School of Law–Newark at which the Juris Doctor degree will be conferred on 260 graduates. The ceremony will begin at 10 am at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) following a bagpiper-led procession of commencement participants from the law school building at 123 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102.

Chief Justice Rabner, who was sworn in on June 26, 2007, is the eighth chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Prior to his appointment to the New Jersey Supreme Court, he served as New Jersey’s attorney general, during which time PoliticsNJ.com named him first on its list of the most powerful people in New Jersey politics.

Chief Justice Rabner began his legal career as law clerk to the Hon. Dickinson Debevoise of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Following his clerkship, he joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark in 1986 where he held numerous positions including chief of the Criminal Division, focusing on public corruption issues. In 2006 he became chief counsel to former Governor Jon Corzine.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Chief Justice Rabner graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and summa cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. 

Other speakers at the ceremony will include Mark S. Weiner, Professor of Law and Sidney I. Reitman Scholar, as the faculty speaker and James P. Brennan III of Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, as the student speaker.