2019 Commencement Speaker
Barbara D. Underwood, Solicitor General of New York
Barbara D. Underwood, Solicitor General of New York and the first woman to serve as New York State Attorney General, will address graduates at Brooklyn Law School’s 118th commencement at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on May 17, 2019.
Throughout her career, Underwood has been a guardian of equal justice for all. She has served in a number of critical legal positions and has argued 20 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. She has fought against racially discriminatory jury selection, argued that federal law protects employees and students of federally funded educational institutions from sex discrimination, and defended the constitutionality of reasonable buffer zones around women’s health clinics to protect a woman’s right to choose.
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