The University of Pittsburgh School of Law 2010 Commencement was held on Friday, May 14, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium located at 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.
Gordon Bonnyman, Executive Director of the Tennessee Justice Center in Nashville, spoke at the Law School’s graduation ceremony on May 14, 2010. Bonnyman was the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Morris Dees Justice Award, which is given annually by Skadden, Arps and The University of Alabama School of Law to a lawyer who has brought about positive change by devoting his or her career to serving the public interest and pursuing justice. Gordon Bonnyman has spent his entire career representing low-income clients, the elderly, prisoners, disabled persons, and the uninsured. He has been the lead counsel in more than a dozen class action lawsuits, many of which have served as models for legal services organizations throughout the United States.