Seth Waxman, the 41st Solicitor General of the United States and partner at WilmerHale, will deliver the Commencement address for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. The law school Commencement service will take place at 10 a.m. May 11 in Carmichael Arena.
UNC School of Law Dean John Charles Boger will preside during the ceremony. Waxman was chosen by a committee of law students from the graduating class.
Waxman is currently a partner in WilmerHale's Regulatory and Government Affairs and Litigation/Controversy Departments, and the chair of the Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Practice Group. Universally considered to be among the country's premier Supreme Court and appellate advocates, Waxman served as Solicitor General of the United States from 1997 through January 2001. In addition to leading the firm's appellate practice, Waxman engages in a broad litigation and counseling practice, with particular emphasis on complex challenges involving governments or public policy issues.
Waxman received his bachelor's degree from Harvard and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as managing editor of the Yale Law Journal. After working in private practice, Waxman joined the U.S. Department of Justice in May 1994. Prior to being appointed Solicitor General, he served in a number of other positions in the Department of Justice, including Acting Solicitor General, Acting Deputy Attorney General, Principal Deputy Solicitor General, and Associate Deputy Attorney General.
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-May 2, 2013