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University of Pennsylvania Class of 2012 Commencement Address

May 14, 2012

Mayor Rudy GiulianiThe University of Pennsylvania Law School’s graduation ceremony was held at the Academy of Music on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has had a varied career as a lawyer, prosecutor, Mayor of New York City, Deputy Attorney General of the United States, and a 2008 presidential candidate delivered the Law School’s commencement address.

Giuliani clerked for Judge Lloyd MacMahon, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; after joining the U.S. Attorney’s office at the age of 29, he was named Chief of the Narcotics Unit. During the 1970s and 80s he served in the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., rising to Associate Attorney General, the third-highest position in the department, and eventually acted as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he earned a reputation as a successful prosecutor of organized crime figures and white-collar criminals.
Giuliani served two terms as Mayor of New York City, first elected in 1993 and re-elected in 1997. At the end of his second term, Giuliani inspired the nation and earned worldwide praise and recognition for leading New York City’s tireless response to the horrific 9/11 attacks. In 2002, he founded Giuliani Partners, a security consulting business, and in 2005 he joined the law firm Bracewell & Patterson LLP (now Bracewell & Giuliani). Giuliani remains a frequent commentator on politics and American society. 

Mayor Giuliani earned his bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and is a graduate of NYU Law.


Penn Law’s Class of 2012

Penn Law’s Class of 2012 includes 269 graduates receiving the Doctor of Law (JD) degree, 107 students receiving the Master of Laws (LLM) degree, 3 students receiving the Master of Comparative Law (LLCM) degree, and 3 receiving the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree for a combined total of 382 graduates.
Congratulations to all of our student’s hard work and achievements!