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Judge Richard Tallman is Law School Convocation Speaker

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May 13, 2009 | by Pat Vaughan Tremmel
CHICAGO --- Richard C. Tallman, judge of the U.S Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, will address graduates, parents and guests at the Northwestern University School of Law graduation convocation 1 p.m. Friday, May 15, in the Arie Crown Theater, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive.

The class of 2009 includes 229 candidates for JD degrees; eight candidates for JD degrees in the two-year JD program; and 23 candidates for the joint JD-MBA degree from the School of Law and the Kellogg School of Management. One student will graduate with an SJD degree.

The class also includes 76 candidates for LLM degrees; 26 candidates for the LLM degree and certificate in business administration from Kellogg; 40 candidates for LLM degrees in taxation; and 13 candidates for LLM degrees in international human rights.

Candidates for LLM degrees from Northwestern Law's overseas programs include 23 students from the program in Seoul, Korea; 18 students from the program in Madrid, Spain; and 35 students from the program in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Tallman, who received a JD from Northwestern Law in 1978, was nominated for the appellate judgeship by President William J. Clinton Oct. 20, 1999.

From 1983 until his appointment to the Ninth Circuit in 2000, Tallman was an attorney in private practice in Seattle, including as chairman of the white-collar criminal defense practice group at the former Bogle and Gates law firm. After that firm closed, Tallman formed the firm Tallman & Severin. The Seattle Mariners were among his clients in private practice.
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