Senator Al Franken to Speak at Law School Commencement
May 7, 2012
U.S. Sen. Al Franken will be the speaker at the U of M Law School's 124th commencement ceremony, to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, in Mariucci Arena, 1901 S.E. 4th St., Minneapolis.
Franken was elected to the Senate in 2008 and was sworn in in July 2009 following a statewide hand recount. He currently sits on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee; the Judiciary Committee; the Energy and Natural Resources Committee; and the Committee on Indian Affairs. Before running for the Senate, Franken spent 37 years as a comedy writer, author and radio talk show host. He has taken part in seven USO tours, visiting our troops overseas in Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Uzbekistan, and has also visited Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait four times.
For more details about commencement, visit http://www.law.umn.edu/current/commencement.html.