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Law Ceremony

The Law Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 2pm to include candidates receiving degrees from the University of Richmond School of Law. 

The Law Ceremony will take place in the Robins Center Arena.

Tickets are not required for this event. 

The Law Ceremony is anticipated to last approximately two hours with a reception to immediately follow.

Below you will find information regarding receptions and other events related to the Law Ceremony. This list will be updated as events are confirmed.

LIVE STREAM: For those not able to be in attendance at the Law Ceremony, we will live stream the event.

Saturday, May 12

Law Commencement Ceremony
The Robins Center

School of Law Reception
Robins Center Patio

Check-in Instructions
Saturday, May 12

Please arrive by 1 p.m. in your regalia. We'll take a group picture in the arena, and then line up in the hallway.

Commencement Speaker
2018 Speaker

Doris H. Causey

Doris H. Causey, who serves as the president of the Virginia State Bar for the 2017-18 term, is managing attorney of the Richmond office of the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, a non-profit law firm that provides free legal assistance to low income people in civil cases and preventive legal education.

She also serves on the Old Dominion Bar's Executive Committee. She is a Virginia Bar Association Fellow, a member of the Richmond Bar Association and a past member of the Bench Bar Conference. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, family law, landlord tenant, foreclosure defense and poverty law.


Convenient access to the commencement exercises is provided for those who are able to walk only short distances, have difficulty climbing steps, use a wheelchair, or are in need of special assistance.

Parking for disabled guests is located in the Millhiser Parking lot on the ambulatory level (track side) of the Robins Center. Police will be on hand to assist guests and make the appropriate arrangements.


Seating on the upper (ambulatory) level of the Robins Center is available for people with disabilities. One family member may sit with them in this reserved area. Other family members may sit directly behind them in non-handicapped seating. Handicapped seating will be marked by signage located on the seat. Guests in wheelchairs will have spaces available at the corner entrances on the upper (ambulatory) level with excellent visibility.

Please note that we do not provide wheelchairs for guests. Families and friends may rent wheelchairs from local establishments to be used while on campus. The following are provided as a courtesy:

RVA Medical Supply - (804) 543-7788


Closed captioning will be provided onscreen during Main, School of Law, and SPCS ceremonies.