UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey will deliver the 2017 commencement address for Penn State Law in University Park on Saturday, May 13.
Casey is Pennsylvania’s senior senator, having been elected to the Senate in 2006. Elected to his second term in 2012, Casey works on behalf of Pennsylvanians on issues including jobs, the education and well-being of children, and national security strategy. He serves on five committees including the Senate Finance Committee and Senate HELP Committee.
Born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Casey graduated from The College of the Holy Cross in 1982 and spent the following year teaching fifth grade and coaching eighth grade basketball in inner city Philadelphia for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. He received his J.D. from Catholic University in 1988 and entered the practice of law in Scranton.
Prior to being elected to the Senate, Casey served for eight years as the auditor general of Pennsylvania and for two years as the state’s treasurer, focusing on making government more accountable and responsive to the needs of Pennsylvanians.
Casey and his wife Terese have four daughters and live in Scranton.
The law school’s 2017 commencement ceremony, honoring graduates of Penn State Law and the unified Dickinson School of Law, will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Eisenhower Auditorium on Penn State’s University Park campus. Tickets are not required for the 90-minute ceremony.
For more information on commencement, visit pennstatelaw.psu.edu/commencement.