ESPN’s Jay Bilas to Speak at Commencement

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Jay Bilas, top ESPN college basketball analyst and attorney at Moore & Van Allen PLLC in Charlotte, N.C., will deliver the 2018 Commencement address for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. The law school Commencement ceremony will take place Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m. in Carmichael Arena.

A native of California, Bilas attended Duke University, where he played basketball and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1986 and a J.D. in 1992. Since 1992, he has been an attorney at Moore & Van Allen, where he specializes in commercial litigation. Bilas has worked for ESPN since 1995, providing courtside commentary on college basketball games as well as in the studio as co-host of ESPN’s College Gameday. Since 2003, Bilas has provided in-depth player scouting and analysis for ESPN’s coverage of the NBA Draft.

In addition to his work with ESPN and Moore & Van Allen, Bilas is a New York Times bestselling author of the book “Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court” and an actor, appearing in numerous television commercials and a feature film.

Bilas was selected by the Student Bar Association to address this year’s graduating class. UNC School of Law Dean Martin H. Brinkley ’92 will preside during the ceremony.

-April 24, 2018

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