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Schimpf to Give Keynote Address at Saturday’s SIU School of Law Commencement Ceremony

CARBONDALE – Former Illinois State Sen. Paul Schimpf will deliver the keynote address during the SIU School of Law commencement ceremony Saturday in Carbondale.

The in-person ceremony will start at 2 p.m. in Saluki Stadium for 61 graduates in the Class of 2021 and 102 graduates from the law school’s 2020 class. The ceremony will follow protocols of the Restore Illinois Plan. Social distancing and masks will be required for all participants, guests and staff.

Chancellor Austin Lane will confer degrees at the ceremony led by Steve Macias, School of Law associate dean.

Schimpf is a 2000 SIU School of Law alumnus. He and two others are currently seeking the Republican nomination for Illinois Governor in 2022.