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Memphis Law celebrates all graduates with three annual commencement ceremonies, in May, August, and December. (August and December commencements are held with the University’s main ceremony.) Graduating students will be contacted by the Registrar several months prior to the end of their last semester regarding graduation requirements and procedures, the bar examination, and the commencement ceremony.

2015 Spring Commencement
Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
Cannon Center
255 N. Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103

Ceremony Time & Place

The Graduation Ceremony for the Law School will be held Saturday evening, May 9, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main Street, Memphis. You will, however, need to be at the facility early the day of graduation.  You will assemble backstage in the room just off the stage.  In keeping with the formality and tradition of the ceremony, men usually wear dark dress trousers, a white shirt, a tie, socks, and dark shoes, while women usually wear dresses and dark shoes.   

Ceremony Seating

We will have general seating at graduation with the exception of several reserved front rows.  Your guests do not need to purchase tickets for graduation.


The law school will not have an official invitation, but students can order invitations through the University or on their own. To order through the University, please contact Balfour at 1-800-278-7644 or visit their website: www.balfour.com Make sure to select the Law School’s ceremony details from the drop down menu in Step 3. 

Law School Legacies

Are you a legacy?  If you have a family member who is a graduate of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, we’d like to know!  There is a special part that your family can play in your graduation this year.  Please email Holly Hazlett at holly.hazlett@memphis.edu with your name and your family member’s name.

Contact Information

For graduation requirements, degree verification form for bar admission, cap and gown measurements: Jamie Johnson, Law Registrar
Office: Law 264
Phone: (901) 678-3639

For any other commencement related questions or concerns, please contact us at lawgraduation@memphis.edu. 


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